The Consortium strives to bring together chambers of commerce, economic development agencies, elected officials, local leadership and others to work together to meet current needs and plan for projected activity. Visit the Get Involved page for more information on joining other individuals and organizations focusing on community and economic development in their communities.
Rapid growth in the energy sector is not unique to West Texas. South Texas experienced an explosion of activity in the Eagle Ford Shale, while rural communities in Western North Dakota have also seen firsthand how exploration and production in the Bakken Shale impacted their everyday life. The experiences of others are valuable learning tools and present great opportunities for collaboration. The effect of expansion in Permian Basin oil and gas production can be felt, seen and heard throughout communities, and they are eager to work together in order to share and learn from each other. Check out this presentation by Ken Becker, WTxEC Chairman and Executive Director for the Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development, on the Cline Shale's Effect on the Texas Economy.
Visit the Texas Wide Open for Business interactive map by clicking here to find county and community profiles for the WTxEC region. For a broader look at the economic impact of oil and gas activity, visit our Studies & Reports page.
Community Development Quick Links
Local Economic Development Quick Links
Big Spring EDC
Development Corp. of Snyder
San Angelo Development Corp.
Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED)