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Midlothian Development

Postby Tnexster » 08 Aug 2018 21:18

What does a $500 million Google data center mean for D-FW's 'Southern Star'?

Interesting development for the south

After close to two years of secrecy, the city now acknowledges that it has inked a deal with Google to develop a multiphase data center project in the city's Railport Business Park. The data center could bring billions of dollars, new jobs and a new image in the long run as the city moves further from its industrial roots.


https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... thern-star

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Re: Midlothian Development

Postby DPatel304 » 08 Aug 2018 21:30

"They will develop this project in phases; each phase will be a $500 million capital investment. Over a five-year period, they have to create 40 jobs," Barnett said.


Sounds like a giant rip-off for a measly 40 jobs, all so they can boast about having "Google" in their city.

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Re: Midlothian Development

Postby tamtagon » 09 Aug 2018 06:48

Tnexster wrote:
"Growth, particularly nonresidential growth like this, it's good for us," Lumpkins said. "There's no reason we wouldn't be comfortable with [the data center]."


https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... thern-star


No reason to be uncomfortable until someone comes up with a better way to manage, store, process and administer data.... these gigantic data centers packed floor to ceiling with computers just seems ancient, inefficient and destined to radical change, all that's needed is a breakthrough in technology.

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Re: Midlothian Development

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 09 Aug 2018 08:46

I mean I don't know what the incentives we provided are but I am happy to have those 40 paying jobs in South Dallas. It doesn't mean those 40 jobs families will live in South Dallas though. This does continue the trend of DFW loading up with lots of new data centers though.

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Re: Midlothian Development

Postby Tnexster » 09 Aug 2018 08:56

40 is better than zero and if they can score one they may score another or see an expansion of the existing operation.

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Re: Midlothian Development

Postby Hannibal Lecter » 09 Aug 2018 11:30

cowboyeagle05 wrote:I mean I don't know what the incentives we provided are but I am happy to have those 40 paying jobs in South Dallas. It doesn't mean those 40 jobs families will live in South Dallas though. This does continue the trend of DFW loading up with lots of new data centers though.

It's a long way from South Dallas to Midlothian.

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Re: Midlothian Development

Postby DPatel304 » 09 Aug 2018 11:36

Hannibal Lecter wrote:It's a long way from South Dallas to Midlothian.


Indeed, but more development South will eventually 'pull' the center of DFW closer and closer to the CBD.

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Re: Midlothian Development

Postby Tnexster » 15 Aug 2018 16:55

First Google, now a new hospital heading to Midlothian southwest of Dallas

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... est-dallas

The planned Methodist Health System facility will be the first hospital in the fast-growing north Ellis County community. The hospital and adjoining medical center will employ about 300 healthcare professionals and support staff the first year it opens.


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