News

July 6, 2015

By Rye Druzin

A mock-up of XCOR Aerospace’s Lynx spacecraft built by Orbital Outfitters now sits in the lobby of the Midland International Air & Space Port, another reminder of the progress being made at the other end of the  runway.

June 24, 2015

More than 4.5 million job openings in the US cannot be filled, because of the skills shortage.

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June 23, 2015

By Rye Druzin

he new Orbital Outfitters building at Midland Air & Space Port has received one of its more expensive -- and fragile -- pieces of equipment: a two-person pressure chamber.

June 22, 2015

This month marks six years since the end of the U.S. recession.

June 10, 2015

By Stewart Doreen

New Midland Development Corp. board Chairman Brent Hilliard said it’s time to take advantage of the years of hard work by development corporation staff and officials and build on past successes, specifically the work at Midland International Air & Space Port.

Following an MDC planning session this week, Hilliard told the Reporter-Telegram that marketing and business plans are in the works that will allow the MDC to bring a top return on investment.

June 8, 2015

If you’re looking for areas where the U.S. population is rising the most, just look in the South or West. Communities in those two regions dominate recent population growth trends, with a few exceptions. This is according to recent findings from SpareFoot, an Austin, TX based start up operating an online marketplace for consumers to locate and reserve self-storage units.

June 2, 2015

by Sreekar Jasthi

In recent years, STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) have become increasingly prominent, both in education and employment.

The National Science Foundation reports that the percentage of freshmen at four-year universities who intend to major in a science or engineering field increased to about 39% in 2012 after remaining stagnant at about 33% from 1995 to 2007.

May 7, 2015

Since the recession began in December 2007, 1.2 million net jobs have been created in Texas, while 700,000 net jobs were created in the other 49 states combined. From climate to transportation to cost of living, Texas has proven it can’t be beat.

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May 1, 2015

By Rye Druzin

The Midland Space Development Corp. on Tuesday received a presentation on the first phase of an estimated $4.3 million infrastructure project for the Spaceport Business Park at Midland International Air & Space Port.

April 29, 2015

By JOHN AUSTIN CNHI State Reporter

A West Texas oil-and-gas hub is poised to shoot the moon, as a nascent space tourism industry that's already selling tickets promises to remake the local economy.

Midland's FAA-certified spaceport has landed a tenant from Mojave, Calif., XCOR Aerospace, which plans to move its headquarters and is booking reservations for its reusable, two-person aircraft piloted by a veteran NASA shuttle commander.

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