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Is Technical Education the Answer to Closing the Workforce Skills Gap?

November 21, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

Despite an overall positive year, thanks to a strong economy, a growing and persistent challenge is exasperating the manufacturing sector. The skilled labor shortage is intensifying, but technical education could be the answer.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 18,000 U.S. manufacturing jobs were added in September 2018, reaching 12.7 million jobs.

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Top Site-Selection Trends: A Look at 2018 & Beyond

November 15, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

This year has been full of political, economic, and technological changes which are expected to continue impacting various industries into next year.

As such, it is critical to understand the site-selection trends that are impacting decisions, and how economic development strategies will adapt going into the new year.

As we enter the fourth quarter, we evaluated the successes of these trends in 2018, and expectations for 2019.

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DFW Offers Hot Destination for Data Centers

November 08, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

Sometimes a remote location is just what an expanding company needs, especially when it comes to data centers.

That desire for ample land and open space may have played into Google's July 2018 decision to purchase 375 acres of land in Midlothian, located just 26 miles south of Dallas-Fort Worth.

The rapidly expanding North Texas community of 42,000 is a rising star on the southern DFW landscape, and offers “fringe benefits.”

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Texas Ranks Best State for Business 14th Year in a Row

November 01, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

What do Toyota North America, Samsung, Kubota, pharmaceutical distributor McKesson, and NTT Data International all have in common? They are just a portion of the many corporate giants that expanded operations in North Texas in recent years — in a big way.

With the second biggest economy and eighth best economy in the U.S., it’s no surprise that businesses are aggressively planting new roots and expanding existing ones within the borders of Texas.

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