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Understanding Texas’ Alternative Energy Resources

February 01, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

From the outside, Texas hardly seems like the sort of state that would have an abundance of alternative energy resources and infrastructure.

However, despite its reputation as an oil-loving producer, alternative energy makes up an estimated 20 percent of Texas’ generated energy, and has the highest installed wind capacity and 2nd highest solar market. That number is only expected to grow.

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Midlothian ISD Report Shows Record Residential Growth 

January 31, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

According to the School District Strategies report, residential construction activity doesn’t show any sign of letting up in Midlothian ISD. Builders started 185 and closed 151 new homes in the district during the third quarter of 2017, which represents the most home starts in the third quarter since 2006.

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Midlothian Business Institute Seeks Innovators

January 31, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

It is often said that little things can make all the difference. One of the best examples of this can be found in the business world.

The small business world, that is.

Just how powerful are small businesses?

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Adaptability and Technical Training are Critical Components of Modern Manufacturing Skills

January 30, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

Whether the material is chemicals, fabricated metal products, transportation equipment, pharmaceuticals, computer equipment – or myriad other products – much of the manufacturing process is the same.

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How Texas' Workforce Brings Value to the Automotive and Aerospace Industries

January 26, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

While the automotive and aerospace industries may be very distinct from each other, they do share one thing in common: the need for top-notch skills. These complex, evolving industries thrive on efficient operations supported by intellectual capital, enhanced by cutting-edge technology and innovative training programs.

As a state with an exceptionally diversified economy, Texas has garnered plenty of automotive and aerospace industry success over time.

Just what makes Texas such a great fit...

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Methodist Health System to Build and Open Methodist Midlothian Medical Center

December 28, 2017 by Midlothian Economic Development

MIDLOTHIAN, Texas – Several months in the making, Methodist Health System is pleased to announce the plan for its 11th hospital, which will be located in Midlothian. The new facility will operate in conjunction with the existing Methodist Mansfield Medical Center in order to facilitate the opening with all reasonable diligence. While architectural details are still being finalized, the hospital in Midlothian will be a licensed hospital with an emergency department and wide range of...

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The Power of Power: Benefits of a Deregulated Energy Market

December 21, 2017 by Midlothian Economic Development

Texas is known for having a deregulated energy market. The state moved to a deregulated electricity market in January 2002 to drive down market prices and create better competition. Although this plan has had many critics, the benefits for the state have been abundant.

Previously, energy was regulated on the city level, and to some extent, through the state. However, in conjunction with limitations in the types of fuel consumed, the city-state regulation contributed to prices rising quickly...

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Businesses Leveraging Resources for Maximum ROI in Midlothian

December 19, 2017 by Midlothian Economic Development

For any company considering relocating or expanding operations, a location’s resources are instrumental to a final site decision.

While the availability of skilled labor, logistical accessibility, and available buildings are all top criteria when it comes to choosing a site, local resources are part of the equation, as well.

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Midlothian's Industrial Business Park Offers a North Texas Property Solution

December 16, 2017 by Midlothian Economic Development

Stake your claim in Midlothian’s new industrial business park. A quick glance at local headlines confirms what many savvy businesses already know: the Dallas-Fort Worth market is HOT.

Toyota, Liberty Mutual, Jamba Juice, State Farm, Facebook, Farmer Brothers, Kubota – this is just a small sampling of industry icons that have expanded operations into North Texas.

The story is a familiar one: Corporate newcomers arriving from out-of-state – dodging higher costs and stringent regulations. From...

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