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The West Texas Energy Consortium (WTxEC) was established in 2013 in response to the region’s need for skilled workforce and community development issues surrounding the latest surge in oil & gas production with the shale revolution taking place. The Consortium is a collaborative effort to foster and sustain economic growth, meet the needs of the energy industry, support community development, and preserve a high quality of life. Our region consists of counties located in the Concho Valley, West Central Texas and the heart of the Permian Basin reaching all the way up into southeast New Mexico. Having offices in Abilene, San Angelo and Odessa; we cover over 60,000 square miles in the region. We provide “best practices” for community code enforcement and zoning issues. We work with trade associations to bring successful community development strategies to our Consortium partners.

We are the first in Texas to develop a ‘regional approach’ to workforce problem solving in a major Texas enterprise area. We have the ‘ecosystem’ approach to problem solving in place with linkage between industry-institutions of higher education-regional school systems and workforce leaders. The Consortium is comprised of a broad cross-section of community members and stakeholders interested in partnering to address the community and economic realities resulting from the exploration and activities in the West Texas Region. WTxEC serves as a forum for industry representatives and partners in areas such as education, workforce, housing, local government and the non-profit sector to identify common issues and challenges, work together on solutions, and seek additional public/private resources to address those challenges. The Consortium board, staff and its membership are private business owners, energy experts and workforce leaders. We understand and support the growth of business, community development and the balance of corporate responsibility with a higher quality of life in the communities we serve. By striving to connect. communicate. educate. WTxEC has Power in Partnership!

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