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October 4, 2015

BY COREY PAUL cpaul@oaoa.com

XCOR set to finish move this year, bring business to local companies

The bread-and-butter for Odessa’s M & M Sales and Equipment lies in selling equipment for the city’s dozens of machine shops like lathes and mills.

October 1, 2015

CONTACT: Danielle Urban - Pierpont Communications, 512-448-4950

Oct 01 2015 — Austin

September 18, 2015

Desespite a recent swoon in crude prices, Midland’s labor market continued to hold steady, according to August data.

The Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday that its Midland metropolitan statistical area had an unemployment rate of 3.2 percent, down from 3.4 percent in July and up from 2.9 percent last August.

September 1, 2015

Gail Kellner

When children think of becoming athletes they think of glory, sponsorships, and fame. When they think of STEM – science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — they envision difficult equations, confusing lectures, and endless study sessions, according to Dr. Wanda Austin, president and CEO.

Austin turned this quandary into a call for action, citing a need to change the conversation on STEM and develop a more insightful dialogue for STEM education.

August 28, 2015

Rye Druzin 

XCOR Aerospace has moved half of its staff to Midland as it attempts to juggle manufacturing demands back in Mojave, California with its shift to the Tall City.

August 24, 2015

Virgin Galactic is still recovering from the catastrophic loss of its SpaceShipTwo spacecraft, which killed one of its crew. The company is going ahead with a new business of launching small satellites while it forges ahead with its main business line of taking the well-heeled and adventurous on suborbital jaunts starting on a date yet to be determined.

August 21, 2015

By Mella McEwen 

Midland’s labor market showed some unexpected strength in July, according to figures released Friday by the Texas Workforce Commission.

August 3, 2015

By Business Facilities Staff
from the July/August 2015 Issue


July 29, 2015

By Rye Druzin | rdruzin@mrt.com

Midland County ranked first in the nation for oil, gas and mining jobs created in 2014, according to statistics compiled by Headlight Data. The rating was out of 1,100 oil, gas and mining communities across the country.