West Texas is home to eight strong communities that make it the economic engine that it is: Abilene, Amarillo, El Paso, Lubbock, Midland, Odessa, San Angelo and Wichita Falls.
With strong roots in agriculture and energy due to its location on the Permian Basin, West Texas has grown to include thriving manufacturing and healthcare sectors, which have attracted significant business investment from companies like Monsanto, Halliburton, Chevron, Cargill and Tyson Foods, Inc.
Home to Texas Tech and West Texas A&M University, Lubbock is an education and healthcare hub, while Amarillo, Abilene, Midland, Odessa, Wichita Falls and San Angelo are driven by manufacturing, food processing and aviation.
Like South Texas, West Texas serves as a crucial gateway to Mexico and beyond. The North American Borderplex, encompassing El Paso, Texas; Cd. Juárez, New Mexico; and Las Cruces and Doña Ana County, Mexico, is home to one of the world’s largest bilingual workforces and the seventh largest manufacturing hub in North America.