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Midlothian Generating Tech Talent Pool

October 31, 2019 by Midlothian Economic Development

What business:

  • Operates in an often unmarked building?
  • Requires substantial amounts of power and water?
  • Doesn’t produce any products?
  • Doesn’t require a sizable staff?
  • Does require high-level security?

If you answered “data center,” then perhaps you know a thing or two about amps, ohms, and clouds. Well, more like the cloud.

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Data Centers and Texas Part I: An Extraordinary Friendship

October 24, 2019 by Midlothian Economic Development

Long before Google announced the construction of its first data center in North Texas, the Lone Star State served as a hub for data centers and continually attracted a steady flow of demand. However, in the past few years, data center growth in the state has exceeded expectations. 

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Why Everything Really Is Bigger in the Lone Star State

October 17, 2019 by Midlothian Economic Development

Things really are bigger in the Lone Star State — skies, geography, the economy — and the Dallas-Fort Worth metro is no exception.

The metro area's population, now more than 7.5 million, grew by nearly 132,000 people in 2018, marking it as having the largest numeric growth in the nation. Over the past eight years, DFW has added more than 1 million people.

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Texas Takes Third-Place Rank as Best State to Make a Living

October 10, 2019 by Midlothian Economic Development

All states are not created equal, especially when it comes to your career.

Consider the differences across the nation: thriving economy vs. high unemployment, affordable housing vs. sky-high cost of living, and how about wages and tax rates?

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Trades That Are Dominating the Data Center Workforce

October 03, 2019 by Midlothian Economic Development

As the advanced technology employed in data centers continues to evolve, the demand for specific trades and skills that can keep up with the changing landscape increases at an equal rate. 

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