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West Texas Region

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General Population

662,439 – About 2.3 percent of the state’s total population. This represented an increase of almost 16 percent (more than 90,000 people) since the 2010 Census.

Key Features / Landmarks

Historic Hotel Settles

Caverns of Sonora

Wagner-Noël Performing Arts Center.

The Permian Playhouse

Midland Odessa Symphony

Nancy Fyfe Cardozier Gallery

Odessa Shakespeare Festival at The Globe of the Great Southwest

American-Airpower Heritage Museum

Key Industries

Top 10 Industries by Location Quotient

Support Activities For Mining

Oil and Gas Extraction

Pipeline Transportation

Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction


Mining (Except Oil and Gas)

Rental and Leasing Services

Truck Transportation

Gasoline Stations

Fishing, Hunting, and Trapping

Lessors of Non financial Intangible Assets (Except Copyrighted Works)

Key Benefits


Angelo State University
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Junior & Community Colleges

Howard College
Midland College
Odessa College



Midland International Airport

San Angelo Regional Airport 

Plane being refueled at Midland International Airport

aerial view of oil fields in West Texas with clouds

Area Overview

The region contains three metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs): the Midland MSA, the Odessa MSA, and the San Angelo MSA. Major business clusters in the region include energy, manufacturing, transportation, and related distribution. Major employers include Bobby Cox Companies, Halliburton, Investment Corporation of America, Keane Group, Saulsbury Companies, Telvista, Ethicon, Hirschfeld Industries, Lone Star Beef Processing and Weatherford. If the region were a state, it would have the nation’s fifth-highest per capita income. Its high concentration of industries revolving primarily around the extraction and transportation of oil and gas differentiates the West Texas region from others in Texas.

How We Help

We know Texas!

For more than 30 years our team members have helped companies expand or relocate to Texas. Either through regional groups or individual cities in Texas, our team members have spent their careers helping businesses move to and grow in Texas. Now we have come together on behalf of our partners to help you connect with a Texas community best suited to help you grow your business. We’ll take the time to get to know you and your project and then we’ll help you find the communities that could be a good fit for you and your business.

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Texas Is Calling

Let our team get to know you and help guide you on your move or expansion into Texas. Register your project today with our team and let your trail drive to Texas begin.

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