Midland poised for economic growthMidland poised for economic growthhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=97732012-08-31T13:56:00Z2012-08-31T09:00:00Z

MIDLAND - Midland is not only a model of economic growth amid a boom, but also is an example of what's needed for long-term, sustained growth, according to Andres Alcantar, the chairman of the Texas Workforce Commission.

At 4.2 percent in July, the most recent numbers available, Midland had the lowest unemployment rate in the state. Odessa followed at a close second with a rate of 4.9 percent in July, according to data from the commission.

Whether through pushing for development of infrastructure to meet needs or recruiting non-energy businesses, such as Midland Development Corp. did with XCOR Aerospace, Midland leaders are looking ahead, according to Alcantar.

Midland Reporter-Telegram
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