estled in the heart of Southeastern New Mexico with a solid, diverse economy and a growing population, Carlsbad is quickly becoming one of the brighter emerging markets in the state. With employment statistics historically better than the national average combined with a lifestyle not found anywhere else, people who have discovered Carlsbad are glad to call the wonderful city "home."
Within a one-hour radius from the center of town, there are over 175,000 people living, working, shopping, and experiencing the Carlsbad lifestyle. On average, over half a million visitors from all over the globe come through Carlsbad annually to visit places like the Carlsbad Caverns National Park, the Living Desert Zoo State Park, the Guadalupe Mountains State Park, or Brantley Lake, to name a few. Outdoor activities are found in abundance in the Carlsbad area, and visitors frequently make day and camping trips to take advantage of the natural setting available all year long.
Carlsbad is a transportation hub with several US highways intersecting within the city limits. US 62 connects El Paso, Texas to Buffalo, New York; US 180 runs from the Grand Canyon to Weatherford, Texas; and US 285 links Sanderson, Texas with Denver, Colorado. Each of the routes through Carlsbad connects to major interstate thoroughfares such as I-10 and I-40.
In addition to highways, the Cavern City Air Terminal provides services for a variety of aircraft and has the capacity to accommodate helicopters, propeller planes, commercial, passenger and large cargo jets. Finally, Carlsbad has an intricate rail system, used primarily by the potash and oil and gas industries.
Looking to the future, Carlsbad is poised for opportunities associated with energy, as well as expansion of retail, restaurants, hospitality, and tourism. With strong anchors in several industries related to energy, such as the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), Sandia National Laboratories, and Los Alamos National Laboratories to name a few, Carlsbad has the foundation needed for many future endeavors. With large amounts of land and no municipal impact fees, the time is ripe for industrial growth and expansion.
As industry continues to grow, so does the demand for more choices. The Carlsbad market area, along with the many thousands of visitors received each year will actively support any and all growth in these areas. Currently, the Cascades at Carlsbad project, which is an open-air marketplace, is in development and has ample opportunities for new shopping, dining, and entertainment establishments. When completed, the Cascades will boast over 650,000 square feet of open-air retail and restaurant space. The Cascades is located on the banks of the Pecos River, which flows right through the center of town.
So, why Carlsbad? With over 300 days of sunshine every year, a large population within the service market area, a viable tourism industry, and leaders who are ready to see the city grow and expand, why not? Carlsbad, New Mexico is where the future of industry, energy, retail, dining, and entertainment lies. The lifestyle is unlike any other in the region and continues to show growth in all the right areas. Why not?
ust 30 minutes south of downtown Dallas, the Cedar Hill Business Park is located at 850 Mt. Lebanon Road in Cedar Hill, Texas. The park is ¼ mile east of Highway 67 and easily accessible to Interstates 20, 35, and 45. It is just 30 minutes from DFW International Airport and Dallas Love Field.
The available property is owned by the Cedar Hill Economic Development Corporation (EDC) which offers competitive and negotiable land prices. In addition, the Cedar Hill EDC offers development incentives utilizing Type A sales tax funds, Triple Freeport Tax Exemption, job training assistance, corporate relocation assistance, and fast-track permitting. Other state incentives are also available.
This shovel-ready property includes city sewer and water, technology infrastructure, natural gas, and both rail-served and non-rail served sites. The park is contained by an outer brick wall and has two entrance streets with an interior cross street, all of which are lighted and curbed. The entrance to the park is landscaped and has business signage.
Current businesses include Dualite, Metals USA, MJB Wood Group, Diamond Manufacturing, Dallas Aeronautical Systems, PepWear, KRK Technologies, and the Texas Department of Transportation. Common property in the park is managed by the park's property owners' association. The adjacent industrial park is home to the JC Penney Distribution Center and several smaller manufacturing and trucking companies.
The City of Cedar Hill, with 18% of its land dedicated to natural areas and parks, is located in southwest Dallas County overlooking the beautiful 7,200 acre Joe Pool Lake. In the last 20 years, the city has more than doubled in population with the current population at 46,829. Since 1999, there has been over three million square feet of retail development, over one million square feet of industrial development, and over 150,000 square feet of office development. With over 300,000 people in a 15 minute drive time, the upscale shopping, dining, and professional offices serve the surrounding area's residents and businesses.
inety miles north of Detroit is the Great Lakes Bay Region of Michigan, which has been a hub for global manufacturing leaders for more than a century. The region is home to long-established companies like The Dow Chemical Company, Dow Corning Corporation, Hemlock Semiconductor and Nexteer Automotive, and continues on a path of innovation and growth. Over the past two years, Dow Corning and Dow Kokam opened flagship global manufacturing facilities while Nexteer committed nearly $250 million in new regional investments.
The presence of global Fortune 100 businesses and new investment are important factors for companies seeking a location to expand, locate or start up. Continually higher on the list of location requirements though, is access to a skilled workforce. This critical resource is often hard to quantify, but in the Great Lakes Bay Region hard numbers and national recognition back up the claim to a world-class workforce.
Excellent Existing Workforce
Traditionally, a region's skilled labor is measured by the qualified individuals currently available for hire. By this measure, the Great Lakes Bay Region stacks up to the best. More than 20% of the workforce is employed in manufacturing, and many are second or third generation manufacturing employees with expertise in chemicals, electronics and precision components. The region also has one of the highest concentrations of PhDs and continually tops the charts for the most registered patents per capita in the U.S.
These are impressive statistics. In the vein of innovation, however, the Great Lakes Bay Region is doing something unique to build upon their excellent existing workforce.
Creating a Uniquely-Qualified Workforce
The Great Lakes Bay Region is leading the charge by creating a uniquely qualified, often highly-specialized, workforce. Fast Start, a state and locally funded training and education program, has been recognized nationally as an exceptional asset for workforce sourcing and development, and is the result of a dynamic public-private partnership between Delta College, Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works!, the state of Michigan and regional businesses.
Fast Start began with regional businesses' need for candidates possessing industry-specific skills and knowledge. Today Delta College has partnered with regional companies to develop specialized curriculums such as chemical processing, accelerated CNC training, advanced battery and advanced solar manufacturing. At no cost to the businesses, Delta College evaluates applicants and executes training courses, condensing what would typically be a two year program into four months of intensive, targeted training.
In addition to the Fast Start program, the region partners with the state to offer an ongoing training program for post-hire employees. This workforce development opportunity is funded through the existing state tax structure at no expense to businesses or employees.
ith eight industrial parks, Valdosta-Lowndes County Georgia has the perfect fit for almost any industry. Located between Atlanta and Orlando in the heart of South Georgia, Valdosta-Lowndes County is strategically positioned for business to access and serve the global economy. Each park has its own unique attributes, from rail served for plastics and manufacturing to parks situated near Interstate-75 and just north of Interstate-10 for distribution and service industries, this includes Valdosta's three Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development Certified "Shovel Ready" sites.
Bassford Business Park is zoned for a total of 134 acres of manufacturing and distribution space. Located along US Highway 41, approximately 2.0 miles from city center Valdosta. The park is bounded to the north by Norfolk Southern Railroad, to the east by Knight's Creek, to the south by Old Statenville road, and to the west by Clay Road. The multi-purpose business park offers tenants flexible space options from 6- to 40-acre tracts (may be combined). The sites in the park are currently graded and available for build-to-suits.
Miller Business Park is located along US Highway 41 approximately 1.5 miles from city center Valdosta. The park is bounded to the north by Georgia State Route 94 and to the southwest by US Highway 41. The 210-acre site is suitable for office, wholesale, and light industrial. The multi-purpose business park offers tenants flexible space options from 10 to 35 acre tracts (may be combined). The sites in the park are currently graded with landscape and street lighting master plan and available for build-to-suits.
Westside Business Park is a master-planned business park, which is zoned for office, wholesale, and light industrial. Strategically located along Georgia State Route 133 (St. Augustine Road) approximately 3.0 miles from the city center Valdosta, the park is bounded to the north by City of Valdosta/Lowndes County Limits/Zoning Limits, to the east by Georgia State Route 133 (St. Augustine Road), to the south by Lloyd Jackson Road. The multi-purpose business park offers space options from 50 acres (may be divided) to one (1) 100 acre tract available. The sites in the park are currently graded with landscape and street lighting master plan and available for build-to-suits.Contact us today for a customized incentive package to meet your business needs. BuildLowndes.com or 229.259.9972.