Commercial Spaceflight And The Dawning Age of NewSpace

MDC explores possibility of vertical-launch rocket facility

“We’re in the business of selling Midland to others.”

That’s how Midland Development Corp. Chairman Brent Hilliard described the type 4A sales tax-funded organization’s mission during a phone interview Tuesday.

And although MDC has invested in infrastructure and various businesses, its main focus for diversifying Midland’s economy is on the cutting-edge aerospace industry.

It has spent millions to lure upstart sub-orbital spaceplane company XCOR and spacesuit firm Orbital Outfitters, and its vision of turning the Tall City into a place all-things aerospace is growing. That growth, however, requires help.

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