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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.

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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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Consider State Resource Limitations When Evaluating a Site

February 14, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

When a business seeks to move or expand, they often focus on access to workforce, quality of life, and space concerns when they consider a new location.

While these are all valid reasons for selecting a site, other considerations may be overlooked. Perhaps the most commonly overlooked factor is access to and quantity of resources.

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10 Ways to Calculate Corporate Relocation Costs

You have made the decision to relocate or expand your business to a new location. By this point, you have also no doubt given tremendous thought to the price tag associated with your move.

However, the act of moving is notorious for mushrooming into a far bigger ordeal than originally estimated.

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How Quality of Place Attracts Quality Talent to Your Business

February 22, 2017 by Midlothian Economic Development

It’s no secret that a skilled workforce is key to a company’s success.

According to Area Development, while the type of workforce, specific skills, and number of workers needed can change with every project, the need for a high-quality, sustainable workforce does not.

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Why Quality Life Actually Matters for Site Selection

February 07, 2017 by Midlothian Economic Development

Take a look at the list of factors site selectors consider when choosing a location. Odds are, they're not too different.

Labor availability, workforce costs, energy reliability, highway access typically rank high on their list of factors for site selection. However, there is one additional factor that should never be overlooked: quality of life.

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Utilizing Local Resources: The Simple Key to Selecting a Great Site

January 20, 2017 by Midlothian Economic Development

When it comes to choosing a site for a business, the important variables typically rate the same among site selectors in all industries.

Site selectors traditionally seek locations with good economic benefits for companies in the form of tax breaks, strong local schools and communities with high-rankings for families, and the cost and availability of land necessary for the project.

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Site Selection Factors You Might Not Have Considered

December 12, 2016 by Midlothian Economic Development

When Texas holds the ranking for best business climate year after year, what does that really mean? What site selection factors play into the successful environment Texas businesses continue to enjoy?

According to Community Builders, a state’s ranking shouldn’t just focus on the economic development policy, but also the state’s perception of the general business community. Luckily, Texas tops both. This ranking comes from our exceptional executive survey ranking, the number of new...

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Resolving Site Selection Problems With Midlothian 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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