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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.

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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.

Google’s seventh and eighth data centers, respectively, are currently under construction in Montgomery County, Tenn., and Bridgeport, Ala., and the...

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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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Fireworks Fly as Methodist Health System Breaks Ground in Midlothian

October 08, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

Under picturesque Texas skies, Methodist Health System broke ground in Midlothian on Oct. 5, 2018, on the system’s 11th hospital, Methodist Midlothian Medical Center.

Hard hats, shovels, turned dirt, cheers, and fireworks signaled the beginning of construction on the facility which will be located on 67 acres north of U.S. 287 between the Midlothian ISD multi-purpose stadium and Brookshire's. It will be Midlothian’s first acute care hospital. 

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Key Factors to Consider Before Relocating a Manufacturing Business

September 27, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

Editor's Note: This is an updated version of an article published in May 2017.

Relocating a manufacturing business, or choosing to expand your facility into a new city, can be a challenging decision. Several reasons may prompt manufacturing plant relocation, including increased rent and labor costs, business growth, availability of raw material, and lack of resources. However, the issues during the moving process are fairly universal.

From internal factors that will affect your company...

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Google Is Helping Bridge Digital Divides in Education

September 06, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

Google is an iconic name in today’s internet world, but the company’s mission also extends deep into the educational realm, as well.

Google, the largest subsidiary of Alphabet, Inc., continues to prove its commitment to helping more people – especially those in underserved communities – benefit from the promise of technology, in the classroom and beyond.

The internet goliath is striving to help close the digital divide that separates kids who have access to technology from the kids who do...

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Why Midlothian: DJM Plumbing

August 30, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

WHY MIDLOTHIAN?

Few things can tell a community’s story better than its business residents’ insights. This is why we created the “Why Midlothian?” series

In this series, Midlothian companies share their experiences, observations and impressions about why Midlothian has proven a great fit for their business needs. We hope their stories will inspire you to consider how you can make something great with us in Midlothian.

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Texas’ Economic Policies Make Good Business Sense for Food Processors

August 23, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

When it comes to states that can help position manufacturing companies for the best chance of growth and success, Texas is a pack leader.

As the country’s No. 1 exporter, Texas was ranked No. 1 on Chief Executive magazine’s 2017 and 2018 lists of “Best and Worst States for Business.”

The rankings cited Texas’ second-largest state airport system, including the world’s first purely industrial airport at the Fort Worth Alliance Global Logistics Hub; 11 deep-water ports, including the Port of...

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Methodist Midlothian Medical Center Will Be Anchor Institution

August 15, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

The arrival of a new hospital marks a major milestone in a growing community’s development process. It is indicative not only of population growth potential, but also of a fertile environment for business.

A vital asset with the power to significantly enhance residents’ quality of life, hospitals also cultivate community connectivity, set strategic relationships in motion, and can assist businesses in the area. These are just some of the reasons Midlothian is celebrating Methodist Health...

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4 Food Distribution Industry Challenges and How to Overcome Them

August 09, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

There is one constant in the food distribution business: change. Food and beverage distributors are continually adjusting how they operate to meet customer expectations and compete.

Several decades ago, if consumers wanted to purchase groceries, they had to visit separate stores like a butcher for meat and a bakery for bread. Over the years, distribution networks have evolved with the introduction of automobiles, trains, and planes, making it possible for stores to supply all the products...

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