UTPB Celebrates Enrollment Growth and Economic Impact

Posted on November 6, 2020

This month, The University of Texas Permian Basin shared two pieces of exciting news: 5% enrollment growth for fall 2020 and an economic impact study that showcases the significance of our institution. These two achievements required years of hard work, by hundreds of people, to ensure a future filled with opportunities in the Permian Basin and beyond. I am humbled by the commitment I see […]

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Odessa’s Manufacturing Base

Posted on October 4, 2018

A 24/7 Manufacturing Support Base   With the discovery of oil in the 1920s, Odessa quickly became the regional hub for all manufacturing needs. Because of that our city truly has supported a 24/7 manufacturing industry ever since. Response is critical in the manufacturing industry, and our long-standing businesses understand that.  From machinery manufacturing to chemical […]

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Why Odessa is a Great Place to Do Business

Posted on September 13, 2018

Great Location Great Incentives And Great People Odessa, Texas is a community with a spirit of growth that is committed to making your business successful. It is located in the Permian Basin, which is the #1 producer of Oil & Gas in the United States. Odessa is the home of many established companies within the […]

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ODC is a Type A Taxing Organization – What Does That Mean?

Posted on May 25, 2018

Thanks to resourceful incentive programs offered by the Odessa Development Corporation (ODC), businesses are thriving. Odessa’s medical and manufacturing facilities are among the best in the state, which makes Odessa an ideal city for investment. The ODC strives to keep businesses coming to our community and to continue helping established businesses grow. How is the […]

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Helping Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs Succeed in Odessa

Posted on January 22, 2018

The Odessa Business Challenge, which was funded by the Odessa Development Corporation, is a competition program overseen by America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. The program was designed to assist entrepreneurs in expanding an existing business or starting a new one in the Odessa area. To […]

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Wage & Labor in Odessa

Posted on January 5, 2018

Analyzing the Oil Industry’s Wage & Labor in Odessa With the help of CVA Advertising & Marketing, the Odessa Development Corporation contracted with Phoenix, Arizona based Foote Consulting Group, LLC (FCG) to produce an updated wage and labor analysis for the oil and gas industry in Odessa. The approach and goal of this study was […]

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Breaking Ground in Odessa

Posted on December 22, 2017

By: Wesley Burnett         Since 2016, Glazer’s Beer & Beverage company has been collaborating with the Odessa Development Corporation in pursuit of an agreement to add a location in Odessa. After more than a year of communication, meetings, compliance, and travel, a grant of $1.1 million was approved for Glazer by the […]

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A Thriving Medical Industry

Posted on November 8, 2017

By: Wesley Burnett Odessa possesses some of the best medical resources in the state of Texas. Over the last several years, Odessa has grown to be the healthcare hub for surrounding communities with state-of-the-art services and technology.  The city is home to several major medical hospitals and medical facilities ranging from family care to specialized […]

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The Odessa Workforce

Posted on September 13, 2017

Odessa has been the hub for oil industry growth for nearly a century. However, following the establishment and rise of Odessa College and The University of Texas of the Permian Basin, young people were drawn to Odessa to gain education and experience in every area of the economy.

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