"DFW Area Growth Leads the Nation" Quarterly Luncheon 10.18.18

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09/17/2018 - 9:00am
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New Jobs and Low Unemployment Add up to a Pressing Need for New Workers - The DFW Metroplex as a whole is the envy of many markets that only wish they had the industrial inventory to attract new businesses and to allow continued growth for existing ones.  Some 34 million square feet of new industrial properties are on the drawing board, with more than a dozen proposed or under construction buildings to exceed one million square feet.

The Alliance, DFW Airport, Great Southwest and Southern Dallas submarkets have seen the most activity during the recent cycle of big box industrial growth.  The Great Southwest (GSW), which includes Grand Prairie and Arlington, is still the largest submarket at about 108 million square feet.  New developments in GSW include properties that previously had other uses, such as the 163 acres along Johnson Creek previously known as the Great Southwest Golf Club in North Grand Prairie.  Traditionally, overlooked infill sites (such as this one) are now seen as viable options for building, as strong rental rates and property values support the increased acquisition and development costs.

As a result ...

          How is the industrial growth in Dallas-Fort Worth driving residential? 

          Is the population growth filling-up our workforce tank, and meeting our workforce demands?

          Is your company struggling to hire and retain employees in a tight labor market?

Join us on Thursday, October 18, and hear about the Industrial Growth in North Texas and State of the DFW Workforce and learn how you can stand out among other businesses and industry leaders:

 Hiring Onboarding Challenges
 Offering Competitive Wages
 Training Opportunities for New and Incumbent Workers
 Methods and Resources to Recruit and Retain Talent
 Needed Industry Certifications and Credentials
 Internship Opportunities

Featuring Jeff Thornton, Senior Vice President for the Texas Region of Duke Realty

And Workforce Panel Featuring

Don Cumming (Director of Plant Operations for Flex-N-Gate Texas)
Jennifer Hawkins (Tarrant County College Workforce & Corporate Solutions)
Renee Parker (Workforce Solutions For Tarrant County / Texas Workforce Commission)
Fred Schmidt (Tarrant County College District)
Jeff Thornton (Duke Realty)
Jessica Zambrano (LINK Staffing Solutions)

Location:  Crowne Plaza Suites Arlington, Main Ballroom, 700 Avenue H East @ State Highway 360, Arlington

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.  If you want to attend, call Terry Jones at (972) 237-8020