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The Midland Development Corporation staff is here to assist you, your business, and your family. We are a resource that can help you to identify opportunities, find a new home for your business, and locate available financial incentives. Our team also connects families who are interested in relocating with the resources they need to find a new job and home in Midland.

In Midland, the sky is no longer the limit. Contact us to explore the many opportunities Midland can offer you.

 

Brent D. Hilliard
Chairman

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Brent D. Hilliard is the founder and President of The Hilliard Companies, LLC. He grew up in the Permian Basin and has lived in Midland the majority of his adult life. Brent is married and has three grown sons. He is presently a Deacon and...

Wesley Bownds
1st Vice Chair

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Wesley Bownds is a native of Andrews, Texas. After graduation from Andrews High School, he attended Texas A&M University and earned a Bachelor's of Business Administration Degree. Wesley moved to Midland in 1980 and began his 34-year banking career with the First National Bank of...

Stephen Lowery
2nd Vice Chair

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Stephen Lowery is a managing principal of Red Beard Capital LLC (RBC), who engages in sourcing and managing various investments for their clients. Prior to co-founding RBC, he was employed by Henry Investment Group (HIG) within business development. Before joining HIG, Stephen was the CFO...

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Chase Gardaphe
Secretary

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Berry Simpson
Treasurer

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Berry Simpson is a registered Professional Petroleum Engineer, licensed since 1986. He has worked with a variety of oil and gas producers in Midland since 1982, including Apache, Williamson, EGL Resources, BP, Great Western, Beach Exploration, Chevron, Mobil, and Amerada Hess Corporation. He earned a...

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