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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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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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Leveraging Technology for Sustainability in Food Manufacturing

When the earliest forms of agriculture were sprouting up nearly 10,000 years ago, we had little knowledge that someday we might be faced with food sustainability challenges. Our current methods for producing nutritious foods are not able to keep up with the pace of our population growth. According to some estimates, there will be more than 9 billion humans on this planet within the next 50 years, and we need to double our food production by 2030.

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5 of the Top Technical Training Programs Supporting DFW’s Automotive, Aviation & Manufacturing Companies

Texas is widely known as a top business destination for a variety of industries. And while cotton, cattle, and oil may historically come to mind, the versatile state has greatly diversified its economic base over the years.

Currently, Texas’ extensive business portfolio spans not only its flagship industries of petroleum refining and chemical products, but also advanced technology and manufacturing, automotive, aviation and aerospace, biotechnology, information technology, energy, and more.

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Midlothian’s Larry Barnett Named One of Top 50 Economic Developers

February 22, 2017 by Midlothian Economic Development

Larry Barnett, President and Chief Executive of Midlothian Economic Development, has been named to Consultant Connect’s 2017 North America's Top 50 Economic Developers list. He was one of just seven economic developers from Texas to appear on the list.

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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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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.

Often ushered to the back burner, quality of life may not be a well-known driving factor in the site selection process, but it frequently boasts...

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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 amongst 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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Selecting a Prime Location: The Importance of a Strong Workforce

January 20, 2017 by Midlothian Economic Development

As a site selector, there’s a plethora of factors that play into choosing a location for your business. Each holds heavy importance to the decision making process. However, breaking down the key factors helps site selectors make informed decisions that benefit the business in the long run. For instance, access to a skilled workforce can make or break a location.

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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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