Area Economy Continues to Receive Praise

Despite a downturn in the oil patch, the economies in Midland and Odessa continue to receive praise.

A report by The Milkenin Institute, which tracks economic conditions, has ranked Midland as the best performing small city in country when it comes to creating jobs. Odessa was ranked 5th.

Even though the unemployment rate has gone up in the area, the report says both cities continue to see growing employment opportunities, strong incomes and housing prices.

Texas scored well overall in the report and continues to be an economic bright spot.