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May 11, 2017

The University of Texas System Board of Regents unanimously approved Sandra Woodley as the new president of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin today during a meeting in Austin.

Woodley will succeed David Watts. Watts has been UTPB president since 2001 and is resigning effective Aug. 31.

Regents approved Woodley as a finalist for the position in March.

May 9, 2017

May 9, 2017 (Midland, Texas) – The Midland Development Corporation (MDC) is pleased to have been a contributor to the improvements and widening of Briarwood Avenue between Holiday Hill Road and Avalon Drive.

May 4, 2017

The Midland Development Corporation recently approved a funding agreement with TxDot for a highway safety improvement project.

The project will construct main lanes and interchanges at the intersection of Loop 250 and County Road 1150 to convert non-freeways to freeway.

The Midland Development Corporation will contribute $2 million dollars to TxDot to help with the completion of the project.

May 1, 2017

May 1, 2017 (Midland, Texas) – The Midland Development Corporation (MDC) approved an Advance Funding Agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) for a highway safety improvement project.

The project will construct main lanes and interchanges at the intersection of Loop 250 and County Road 1150 to convert non-freeway to freeway.

The MDC will contribute $2 million to assist TxDOT with the completion of the project.

May 1, 2017

A major step toward completion of Loop 250 was taken Monday at the Midland Development Corp. monthly board meeting.

The board voted 4-0 to execute an advanced funding agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation. Board member Gary Douglas was absent.

April 28, 2017

Buxton, a Fort-Worth based customer analytics firm, has partnered with Midland, Texas to strengthen its retail retention and recruitment efforts. Through the use of consumer analytics, Midland will improve its current retail mix by recruiting new retailers to the community.

April 18, 2017

Midland is going out of this world with an operating space radar in the Basin. It's a new addition to the City of Midland's space industry. They call it The Midland Space Radar.

"When you're working with a pen and paper to design something like this, it's easy to forget how difficult it is to make it happen in real life," said LeoLabs Co-Founder & Chief Technical Officer, Michael Nicolls.

April 18, 2017

What started several years ago as a prototype made of PVC pipe and chicken wire has become reality, thanks to a bit of help from the Midland Development Corp. and the city of Midland.

A small ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday at the MDC offices to officially celebrate the completion of LeoLabs’ Midland Space Radar, located on city-owned property in Winkler County known as the T-Bar Ranch.

April 18, 2017

April 18, 2017 (Midland, Texas) – The Midland Development Corporation (MDC) and LeoLabs, Inc., celebrate the completion of the Midland Space Radar facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Construction of the Midland Space Radar began in September 2016 and was completed in February 2017.

April 11, 2017

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin will get $5 million from the Midland Development Corp. to help fill out the third floor of its yet-to-be-constructed engineering building at its Midland campus.

President David Watts was on hand as the Midland City Council unanimously approved the deal that will help build out classrooms, laboratories and associated facilities for the home of the school’s future chemical and electrical engineering departments.

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