West Texas is home to seven strong communities that make it the economic engine that it is: Abilene, Amarillo, El Paso, Lubbock, Midland, Odessa and San Angelo.
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 and Cargill.
Home to Texas Tech and West Texas A&M University, Lubbock is an education and healthcare hub, while Amarillo, Abilene, Midland, Odessa 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.