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Making Sense of Big Data in Manufacturing

Historical data, customer journeys, facts and figures, long-term trends, predictive analytics, data management software … and that’s just the beginning. Welcome to the world of big data.  

These buzzwords continue to make the rounds on the global business landscape in sectors ranging from energy and healthcare to manufacturing and retail – and everything in between.

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The Psychological Secret to Building a Successful Business

Business leaders, MBAs, and entrepreneurs all have different ideas of what builds a strong, successful business. For most people, it's the idea — creating something unique that people feel inspired to be a part of. That is key to building a successful business.

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An Inviting Infrastructure: Texas Wide Open for Business

February 07, 2017 by Midlothian Economic Development


What do Amazon, Apple and Toyota all have in common?

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Permitting Process in Midlothian, Texas: Interview With Applied LNG

January 04, 2017 by Midlothian Economic Development

When California-headquartered Applied LNG began scouting out potential sites in late 2013 for a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) production plant, time was among the critical concerns. After a vigorous search, the company chose a 31-acre site in the 1,700-acre RailPort Business Park in Midlothian, Texas, just 30 minutes south of Dallas-Fort Worth.

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Resolving the Problems with Permitting

December 12, 2016 by Midlothian Economic Development


When a company is expanding or relocating, there is one thing that is always certain: time is of the essence.

And there are few things that can put the brakes on a site selection project like permitting and approvals. Whether it’s a personnel issue, paperwork problem or miscommunication, the seemingly simple act of permitting can turn into a business owner’s worst nightmare if things don’t go according to plan.

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The Texas Business Climate: Where Less Is Best

November 23, 2016 by Midlothian Economic Development

What constitutes a favorable business climate for expanding and relocating businesses?

As frequently noted in multiple surveys of business executives and site consultants, certain measures of competitiveness serve as key indicators of business-friendliness – and it’s no secret that a state’s regulatory environment is an important piece of that picture.

In this ultra-competitive era, expanding companies – large and small – need to get new businesses up and running as efficiently as possible.


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8 Reasons for Doing Business in Texas

November 16, 2016 by Midlothian Economic Development

We understand that site selectors and CEOs have to fight restricting state regulations that slow down a relocation process or hinder long-run business growth. However, there’s good news — not all states run that way. Not all state regulations have to be a nightmare.

Texas enables site selectors and CEOs to enjoy doing business in the Lone Star State. When looking to expand, move, or startup a company, we know there’s a lot of research involved to find a state that truly is business...

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The Best State for Business: Texas vs. Competing Markets

November 07, 2016 by Midlothian Economic Development

The CEOs of the nation have spoken. With a promising economy, highly rated quality of life, and positive business-friendly climate, Texas is time and time again denoted as a great place to do business.

For the 12th consecutive year, Texas holds the title of best state for business by Chief Executive Magazine. This ranking alone stands out significantly compared to competitor markets like California, Illinois, and New York that all rank in the bottom three spots. There are many factors that...

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E.T. Tobey Company: 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.

A Conversation With … Tami Tobey, Owners,...

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MAY: Monthly Midlothian Business Breakfast


Every month, Midlothian Economic Development and the Chamber of Commerce invite business professionals and industry leaders to meet, greet, and eat at the Midlothian Conference Center. The purpose of our monthly Midlothian Business Breakfast is to provide methods, tools, and techniques that attendees may use immediately in their organizations.

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