Why Midland?

Downtown Midland, TX

Looking for a job? You’ve come to the right place! Midland, Texas, is a family-friendly community offering great weather year-round and gorgeous sunsets. It’s the hometown of former First Lady Laura Bush, and the onetime home of former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.

In 2014, Forbes magazine ranked Midland as the second fastest-growing small city in the United States. The top five employers in the city are: Midland Independent School District, Midland Memorial Hospital, Pioneer Natural ResourcesDawson Geophysical, and Midland College.



Midland is home to many popular chain restaurants, as well as a growing community of organic and natural food options including Living 360 Organics, Strawberry Fields Cafe Fit2Go and more. On Saturday mornings, be sure to visit the Midland Downtown Farmers Market for fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, jams and much more.  



Want to watch a show? Midland Community Theatre hosts many shows, including Summer Mummers where you are encouraged to throw popcorn at the performers! Watch a live concert or show at Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center where artists of every genre perform throughout the year. If you love history, be sure to visit the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Commemorative Air Force Airpower Museum, Museum of the Southwest, Fredda Turner Durham Children’s Museum, Blake More Planetarium and The George W. Bush Childhood Home. Other popular areas include I-20 Wildlife Preserve & Jenna Welch NatureStudy Center, Sibley Nature Center and COM Aquatics Center.  



Check out the Midland RockHounds, a Texas League minor league baseball team, the West Texas United Sockers soccer team, West Texas Drillers football team, Odessa Jackalopes hockey team, or the new West Texas Pride football team. You can also enjoy numerous parks, golf courses and driving ranges, and the beautiful, 35 tennis court facility at Bush Tennis Center.  



Looking to travel for the weekend? Midland has its own International Air & Space Port (MAF) offering direct flights to Dallas, Houston, Denver, and Las Vegas. Local one-day and weekend destinations include Lincoln National Forest, Monahans Sandhills State Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, McDonald Observatory, Fort Davis, Marfa Lights, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Big Bend National Park and the Presidential Museum and Leadership Library.


Additional Resources

City of Midland

Midland Convention & Visitors Bureau

MRT Discover Midland Magazine

Top 10 Things to Do in Midland, TX