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