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Midlothian Ranks No. 8 in DFW's Top 10 Fastest Growing Cities

December 27, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

In a recent Dallas Business Journal article of Dallas-Fort Worth’s 25 fastest growing cities per U.S. Census Bureau 2013-2017 population estimates, rising suburban star Midlothian ranked No. 8.

With a population jump from 20,497 in 2013 to 25,254 in 2017, Midlothian boasted an overall growth rate of 23.2 percent.

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Technical Education vs. University Degree: Which One Will Revitalize the Manufacturing Workforce?

December 20, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

The days of high school diplomas serving as an adequate qualification for acquiring a job in manufacturing are long gone. Today’s manufacturers require

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Top Manufacturing Trades in Demand: What's Attracting Your Texas Workforce?

December 10, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

Everything is bigger in Texas, and that includes job growth.

The Lone Star State has experienced annual employment growth for 27 consecutive months, according to the latest data from the Texas Workforce Commission. Meanwhile, the state's unemployment rate fell to a record low of 3.8 percent in August.

Despite a nationwide struggle to find strong labor supply for advanced manufacturing, Texas boasts an available workforce, a steady economy, and an outlook for continued growth.

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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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Google’s Ripple Effect: Impacts of the Tech Giant’s Data Centers

October 25, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

Have you ever wondered just how much Google’s data centers have contributed economically to the communities in which they are located?

Six data centers power Google’s technological operations in the United States, including its iconic search engine, cloud computing, and other Web-based services on which so much economic activity now depends.

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Hospitals Help Build Culture of Health in Communities

October 18, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

For communities fortunate enough to have one or more hospital facilities, the subsequent hospital-community partnerships that frequently follow can profoundly enhance residents’ quality of life. 

This is one of many reasons the North Texas city of Midlothian is celebrating Methodist Health System’s recent decision to build a new hospital in the growing community of 38,000.

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