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Midland, Texas’ Educational Institutions Ensure a World-Class Aerospace Workforce

Higher education institutions in Midland support and serve the area’s workforce that is robust with career engineers and technical minds.

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According to the Aerospace Industries Association, the need for U.S. developed technical talent is particularly acute to ensure a world-class aerospace workforce ready to lead in a global economy. With this in mind, local higher education institutions in Midland, Texas — including The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB) and Midland College — support and serve a workforce that is robust with career engineers and technical minds. The eminent aeronautical engineering track within the mechanical engineering major at UTPB will allow students to receive a concentrated education in the aerospace business. The Midland-Odessa area population of 327,000 contains more than 3,000 employees in the engineering fields, and these numbers will continue to grow with Midland’s dedication to the commercial space industry.

Rendering of Midland International Air & Space Port
Rendering of Midland International Air & Space Port
Midland International Air & Space Port is the first U.S. commercial spaceport to be co-located with a major commercial airport. This unique qualification provides companies with easy access to modern terminal facilities and allows for easy access to direct flights as well as a growing metropolitan area with many amenities.

The Midland Development Corporation can provide active business support and economic incentives for diversified companies that establish and retain jobs in the area. Texas’ regulatory environment makes the available sites at the Midland Spaceport Business Park a prime setting for office space, R&D, and manufacturing. These collective benefits are attracting a growing cluster of innovative aerospace companies and a strong labor market of engineers and technical workers with transferrable skills.
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