Odessa Area

Business Climate

  • Major Business Clusters: Energy, Manufacturing, Transportation and Distribution

  • Major Employers: Bobby Cox Companies, Halliburton, Investment Corporation of America, Keane Group, Saulsbury Companies, Telvista, Weatherford

Metro Area/Talent

  • Region Population: 154,975

  • Workforce Population: 78,800

  • Higher Education: Odessa College, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

  • Health-Related Education: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center–Odessa


  • Interstate Highways: I-20

  • Airports: Midland International Airport

  • Railroad Carriers (Class I): Union Pacific Railroad

Counties and Quick Links

Ector County: Odessa

Sources: Metropolitan Areas, Office of the Governor Economic Development & Tourism, Texas Health and Human Services, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas Workforce Commission