Midland Development Corporation received a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for its 2015 project in the category of Special Purpose Print Brochure for communities with populations of 25,000-200,000 from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).
The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Monday, October 5, during the 2015 IEDC Annual Conference, which was held October 4-7, in Anchorage, Alaska.
“From localized community projects, to large scale endeavors, economic development efforts have played a vital role in the global economy,” said JoAnn Crary, CEcD, Chair of the International Economic Development Council and President of Saginaw Future Inc. “As we address new and longstanding challenges, these efforts continue to take on even greater importance. The award serves as a salute to pacesetting organizations like the Midland Development Corporation for leading the charge.”
Midland, Texas, is striving to create a hub of activity and collaboration between commercial space companies in the Permian Basin. In September 2014, Midland became the first primary commercial service airport to be certified by the FAA under the Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 420 as a spaceport. The Spaceport Business Park brochure was created as an informational tool to educate prospects on what the business park currently has and will have to offer upon further construction. The content of the brochure is relevant to commercial space companies who might consider Midland as a good fit for relocation.