March 28, 2014

By: Ashley C. Allen and Alexander E.M. Hess, Thomas C. Frohlich, Vince Calio

The U.S. population rose by just 0.72% in 2013, the lowest growth rate in more than 70 years. Not only has the country become less-attractive to immigrants than in years past, with net immigration down from nearly 1.2 million as of 2001 to 843,000 last year, but also the U.S.’s domestic birth rate has dropped to a multi-decade low.

February 18, 2014

By Cale Ottens 

Midland is the second best place in all of Texas, according to one real estate brokerage firm.

Movoto, a California-based firm, ranked the Top 10 best places in Texas based off seven criteria points: total amenities, quality of life, total crimes, tax rates, unemployment, commute time and weather.

February 11, 2014

Just a couple of blocks from Scaled, there's the hangar for XCOR Aerospace, which expects to begin test flights of its own Lynx rocket plane later this year. Off in the distance, you can see another hangar that covers almost twice as much area as a football field. That's where Stratolaunch Systems, a venture bankrolled by software billionaire Paul Allen, is building the world's biggest airplane to carry a new kind of air-launched rocket.

February 5, 2014

Unemployment rates were lower in May than a year earlier in 357 of the 372 metropolitan areas.

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January 24, 2014

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January 13, 2014

University of Southern California mechanical engineering junior Stephanie Balais developed a passion for aerospace after joining the university’s AeroDesign team and helping to construct an airplane fuselage hours before transporting the plane to a competition in Kansas.

January 10, 2014

According to the Real Estate Center’s latest Monthly Review of the Texas Economy, the Midland had the lowest unemployment rate and ranked first in job creation.

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January 1, 2014

Midland edged up three spots to fifth in the 2013 index. It turned in exceptional performances in one- and five-year job and wage growth, ranking first or second on all four measures. A second-place finish in short-term job growth indicates that Midland’s positive momentum remains strong.