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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. The following is a breakdown of continuing and potential...

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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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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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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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An Ideal Infrastructure: Key Resources Attracting Food Manufacturers to Texas

August 02, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

When choosing the ideal site to expand or relocate a food plant, the decision should always tie back to how the location will help the business thrive.

Food manufacturers often focus on access to a qualified workforce, quality of life, and food safety concerns when considering relocation. These are all valid concerns for site selection; however, other pertinent factors are often overlooked — namely, access to resources.

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Midlothian Serves Up Site Solutions for Food Processors

Consumers of food and beverage products are a lot like chameleons. Their tastes, preferences, and interests can truly change on a dime.

While one day, consumers might be craving high-protein fare, another day it might be on-the-go nutritional snacks, and yet another week might see demand spike for fresh, minimally processed foods. If one thing is certain in the food processing industry, it’s change.

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Best Markets for Food Manufacturers: Site-Selection Factors to Consider

The food manufacturing industry is expected to grow at 4.2% annually, reaching $31.5 billion in value by 2020, according to BCC Research. And as the industry grows, food manufacturers are faced with a variety of challenges.

Today’s consumers want products that address a wide range of health and dietary needs. Meanwhile, consumers are also placing an increased importance on waste reduction, labeling and sourcing transparency, food safety, and delivery.

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Business Relocation: 7 Signs Moving Might Make Sense

Is your current facility bursting at the seams? Are you finding it hard to hire enough workers at a reasonable wage?  Are transportation costs for your finished goods driving you to the poor house? Do you need better access to critical markets? Is your facility in need of an upgrade?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, business relocation might be the ideal solution.

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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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