A talented workforce is crucial to the food manufacturing industry, but skilled labor supply is running low across the nation. As Industry 4.0 continues to grow, manufacturing will become increasingly reliant on “middle-skill” and “high-skill” jobs, ranging in education level from technical certifications to PhDs. Yet, experts predict a surplus of 95 million unskilled workers by 2020. This skilled labor shortage is what food manufacturers across the U.S. are citing as their most critical...[Continue Reading]
Beyond the traditional higher education programs, deep commitments to workforce development can be found not only at a state level in Texas but also at the local level.[Continue Reading]
North Texas companies with operations dependent upon sophisticated skills will find that the region’s diverse array of schools produce students equipped with technical knowledge, workplace skills, and real-world experience.[Continue Reading]
Texas State Technical College (TSTC) is changing lives one student at a time thanks to hands-on training designed to meet industry workforce demands.[Continue Reading]
It is no secret that North Texas is home to one of the fastest-growing metros in the nation.
In fact, from July 2015 to July 2016, Census Bureau figures revealed that the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex added 143,435 residents — or roughly 400 people per day. Since then, Texas residents-to-be have continued to fuel this in-migration trend.[Continue Reading]
There has been a lot of discussion as to what the future holds for advanced manufacturing. The move to technology and automation in both assembly and production lines has created fears around job displacement and losses for manufacturers everywhere. The reality could not be further from this. In the U.K. alone, the addition of technology in manufacturing processes has added 3.5 million jobs compared to the 800,000 jobs displaced.[Continue Reading]
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.[Continue Reading]
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.[Continue Reading]
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.[Continue Reading]
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...[Continue Reading]