Many entrepreneurs and mid-career professionals often feel that to accelerate their business growth they must relocate their company to large metropolitan areas. Unfortunately, relcoating a business often means relocating your family and sacrificing quality of life and a low cost of living for corporate success.
In a joint release today, the Midland International Airport, Midland Development Corporation, XCOR Aerospace and Orbital Outfitters announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval of a Commercial Space Launch Site License (Spaceport) for the Midland International Airport (MAF).
About 150 companies have taken the initial step in the Amarillo EnterPrize Challenge, a competition in its 20th year of matching entrepreneurs with capital infusions.
The competition sponsored by the West Texas A&M University Enterprise Center offers a jackpot of $500,000, funded by the Amarillo Economic Development Corp., to be split among winners.
What will start with a transformed Commerce Building could blossom into a four-block West Texas A&M University campus in downtown Amarillo.
“The vision is we wouldn’t stop with one building,” WT President J. Patrick O’Brien said while showing concept drawings to members of the Amarillo Economic Development Corp. Board of Directors on Wednesday. “Don’t get fixated on exactly where things are now.”
After several years of planning, a $200,000, 57-foot traveling classroom will roam the Texas Panhandle with mannequins that simulate diseases and injuries for hands-on medical training.
The SimCentral training facility — operated jointly by Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo College and West Texas A&M University — showed off its mobile simulation lab Wednesday.
The unit is equipped with child and adult mannequins and video and audio monitors designed to simulate treatment situations for training nurses.