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 to achieve a higher quality of life in the communities we serve. By striving to connect. communicate. educate. WTxEC has Power in Partnership!
What Is The West Texas Energy Consortium
- An organization dedicated to addressing challenges around STEM education, workforce & economic development, health & public safety, and transportation. Visit our Key Strategies page to learn more about our approach.
- A communication network and liaison between individuals, organizations, and communities
- A regional facilitator and statewide collaborator
The West Texas Energy 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 for all citizens.
How Did We Get Started
The projected community and economic impact of rapid growth in the energy industry is well known to often dramatically alter the course of citizens, communities and economies in affected regions. The West Texas Energy Consortium was started as a joint planning effort to address those impacts. Coordination and problem-solving are crucial to our regions success, as is providing a forum for sharing of knowledge and expertise as well as maximizing the use of resources. WTxEC seeks to establish a unified, positive identity for the region that benefits current residents, brings in new resources and attracts desirable new partners.
Special thanks to the Workforce Solutions Boards in the Concho Valley, West Central and Permian Basin regions for providing initial support to this voluntary effort. More information can be found on your local Workforce Solutions office by visiting the Career Center.