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Secretary Andrade Speaks at Midland Developers’ Forum

January 30, 2012
Contact: Rich Parsons or Jordy Keith
512/ 463-5770

MIDLAND – Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade spoke last week at the Midland Developers’ Forum, encouraging business owners, economic leaders and developers to choose the city of Midland for their next project.

“My advice to all of you considering bringing your business to Midland is that most definitely your instincts about Midland are correct,” Secretary Andrade said. “Get here before someone else does!”

Secretary Andrade said that Midland’s growth and success mirrors that of Texas’. The state’s unemployment rate is 7.8%, the lowest it has been since July 2009, and she congratulated Midland for having the lowest unemployment rate in the entire state in December 2011 at 3.9%.

“Midland is currently in a long-term healthy economic cycle,” the Secretary said. “Its growth is such an impressive number that Midland now needs more housing, more services, and more amenities to support growth.”

The city’s population growth is expected to continue in 2012 and beyond due to growth in the energy industry, producing more opportunities for developers and builders.

“The people of Midland are highly employed and very eager to spend money, they just need places where they can spend it,” Secretary Andrade said.

The Secretary said she is certain that the out-of-town attendees will see all Midland has to offer, as well as all the opportunities available to those who want to be a part of the great future of Texas.

“If you invest in Midland, your return will exceed your expectation,” Secretary Andrade said.