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August 22, 2016

By Trevor Hawes thawes@mrt.com

There’s a formal relationship brewing between Midland and Scotland, and it could mean a new tenant at the city’s upstart spaceport.

August 11, 2016

When it comes to aerospace manufacturing, Texas is among the top 10 states in the U.S., according to a detailed international industry analysis from 

August 11, 2016

View a presentation of the Permian Basin Metropolitn Planning Organization's 2016 I-20 Permian Basin Corridor Study. The purpose of the study is to assess current safety and capacity needs and plan for the modernization of the corrior throughout the Permian Basin. This multimodal corridor plan is intended to improve mobility and safety, enhance the region's economic opportunities and maintain infrastructure assets. 

August 9, 2016

MDC Comment: This "boom and bust" cycle is why the MDC exists. We work to diversify our economy every day, to help support our primary O&G industry. Thank you to all of the hardworkers and entrepreneurs in our town.


Out on the wide open plains of West Texas, you can see the horizon for 360 degrees, interrupted only by the nodding up and down of pump jacks pulling oil up out of the earth.

There lies the aptly named town of Midland.

July 28, 2016

Not surprising, the distribution of the middle class varies by location and cost of living.

Midland, Texas, is currently home to one of the country's smallest middle-income groups — only 43 percent of the population. That's because so many people have actually gotten richer. In fact, thanks to the oil industry, Midland has the highest percentage of upper-income families in the U.S.: 37 percent.

July 25, 2016

Whether you are a recent college graduate or looking for a fresh start, location matters when it comes to finding a job and an affordable place to live.  You not only want to find a high-paying job but you want to stretch the dollars you earn.  So where can you go to find that job and get the most bang for your buck? CareerCast crunc

July 24, 2016

The Scharbauer Foundation will donate $10 million to the Midland Independent School District to assist in overcoming its current financial crisis.

Foundation board President Clarence Scharbauer III and Midland ISD board President Rick Davis announced Friday the landmark philanthropic effort that will aid the district as it wrestles with a $25 million deficit caused by this year’s $50 million “Robin Hood” payment to the state of Texas.

July 20, 2016

Seven North Texas firms are on this year's  list of largest privately owned companies in the U.S., according to the 2016 ranking by Forbes.

Computer giant Dell is the state's highest ranking private company by revenue, checking in at No. 4 overall. The Round Rock-based technology hardware company had revenue of $54.9 billion. Dell recently sold its Plano-based information technology services division to NTT Data, a global technology services company.

July 12, 2016

By Trevor Hawes thawes@mrt.com

Midland-headquartered XCOR Aerospace, Scotland-based Orbital Access and Glasgow Prestwick Airport are partnering to further pursue manned space launches.

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