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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.

"Google has purchased property in Midlothian ... and while we do not have a confirmed timeline for development for the site, we want to ensure that we have the option to grow further should our...

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Residential Construction Is Booming in Midlothian, Report Shows

According to the most recent School District Strategies report, residential construction activity does not show any sign of letting up in the Midlothian Independent School District.

The report indicates builders started 209 and closed 179 new homes in the district during the first quarter of 2018. This represents the third-most starts in any quarter since 1998 and the second-most closings on record since 2006.

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Kroger Anchors Development Rising on Midlothian’s Horizon

February 27, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

The new year is barreling forward in Midlothian where rapid growth has become the norm. Located just 26 miles south of Dallas, development in Midlothian is bustling with construction activity ranging from rooftops and retail to restaurants and recreation.

Perhaps most visible is Weber and Company’s Midlothian Towne Crossing retail development located just south of Highway 287 near the city’s conference center and recently opened Courtyard by Marriott.

Excitement was high in late November...

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How Quality of Life and Location Impact Business Success

If downtown energy, fine dining, and professional sports events strike you as quintessential quality-of-life perks, then Texas will never disappoint thanks to metros like Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston.

But what if your perspective on quality of life translates into wide open space, vibrant horizons, and a relaxed pace of life? Well, Texas delivers on that front too, consistently ranking as the best state for business.

And some cities, like the North Texas community of...

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Small City Vibe, Big City Resources

February 24, 2017 by Midlothian Economic Development

When choosing a job, many employees consider the quality of life in the region the job is located. For companies, this can be a major factor in site selection.

In both cases, the factors that make up quality of life (e.g., recreation, local schools, safety, climate) do not always correlate with the resources and interests a big city holds. For many site selectors, this means seeking the best of both worlds, a big thriving city with great nearby resources for employees to find comfort in...

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A Well-Positioned Workforce: Midlothian's Labor Market Climate

January 12, 2017 by Midlothian Economic Development

As Texas continues to experience job growth (seeing positive trends in 15 of the past 16 months), it’s no wonder that businesses and prospective employees alike continue to flock to the region.

With an unemployment rate at three-tenths below the national average, Texas  and specifically, the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex— has enjoyed great private-sector employment gains over a breadth of industries.

Only 30 minutes outside of Dallas proper, Midlothian too has reaped the benefits of a strong...

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Permitting 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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Continued Growth Expected for Midlothian ISD: Q3 2016

November 17, 2016 by Midlothian Economic Development

Based on a report by School District Strategies (SDS) on residential activity in the Midlothian Independent School District (MISD) during the third quarter of 2016, it’s clear that the district is still among the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex’s leading growth sectors. 

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SK Energy: Why Midlothian?

September 27, 2016 by Midlothian Economic Development

 

This post is part of our “Why Midlothian?” blog series.

We interviewed Brooke Sills, owner of SK Energy, to discuss why she chose to make something great in Midlothian.

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