Monthly Archives: April 2014

Midland Employment Growth

Midland Employment Growth MIDLAND – Midland has been ranked number one for employment growth and named the fastest-growing economy in the country for the second year in a row, according to IHS Global Insight, a global think tank. Midland’s gross metro product (GMP) grew 7.5 percent in 2013, and had previously grown 14.4 percent in Read More

Midland Shared Spaces

Midland Shared Spaces MIDLAND – The 42,000-sf Midland Shared Spaces opened its doors at 3500 N. A St. with 11 nonprofit organizations and their 60 employees housed under one roof. The building has space for 13 nonprofits. The idea for a shared nonprofit facility is to offer a discounted rent by maintaining separate office spaces Read More

Westridge Park Midland TX

Westridge Park Midland TX MIDLAND – Pontikes Development LLC has purchased 19 acres in the 100-acre Westridge Park, according to CB Richard Ellis (CBRE). SBC LP sold the property. Pontikes plans to develop a complex consisting of approximately 500,000 sf of office space, including structured parking facilities. Construction plans will allow tenants to begin occupying Read More

Staybridge Suites Odessa TX

Staybridge Suites Odessa TX ODESSA – The four-story, 90-unit Staybridge Suites has broken ground at 810 South JBS Pkwy. The estimated cost of construction is $6.5 million. Hotel amenities will include a theater and a gymnasium, according to Tipoo Hossain, director of operations. Completion is set for December 2014, according to H.S. Ferdous, project manager Read More

West Texas Water Partnership

West Texas Water Partnership MIDLAND – The Cities of Midland, Abilene and San Angelo have formed the West Texas Water Partnership, a coalition addressing long-term water needs of the region. The municipalities will share costs and combine efforts to find enough drinking water. “Nowhere else in the state are cities combining their resources to find Read More

Solar Farm in Pecos County

PECOS COUNTY – Ground has broken on the Barilla Solar Project, a 22-megawatt solar plant by First Solar Inc. The project will be located on a 200-acre site off Hovey Rd. in the western part of Fort Stockton, according to Doug May, Fort Stockton Economic Development Corporation Director . Commercial operations will begin by mid-2014, Read More

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