America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of Texas at the Permian Basin offers free, one-on-one assistance for small business owners and leaders in West Texas. Experts with the SBDC help individuals with financial review/projections, marketing and business plans, licensing and more.
The Continuing Education and Workforce Training program at Odessa College is a broad spectrum of short-term, non-credit courses and training plans. Odessa College works with employers to ensure programming matches current industry requirements and facilitates graduate placement.
SCORE is a national organization of business and economic experts ready to serve as mentors to help small business owners with free advice on the entire range of experiences presented to them.
The Texas Workforce Commission offers grants to eligible companies through the Skills Development Fund, Texas' premier upskilling program. Site-specific, customized training opportunities can increase the workforce skill levels and wages to ensure Texas businesses have the talented, vibrant employees they require.
The West Texas District of the U.S. Small Business Administration helps entrepreneurs turn ideas into operating businesses through funding programs, expert advising and general learning assistance from its office in Lubbock.
Workforce Solutions Permian Basin is a partner of the American Job Network that develops opportunities for employers and job seekers. Employer solutions include screening and recruiting from a pertinent applicant pool and training programs to empower companies to grow. Jobseeker services help individuals find their optimal jobs, unemployment benefits or the necessary training to meet career goals.
An Incredible Art Scene
Odessa’s art scene will blow you away. Public art displays and murals, the nationally recognized Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center & Ellen Noel Art Museum inspire and delight.
The stunning Marriott Hotel, Ector Theatre and diverse restaurant scene make Odessa a regional destination.
Healthcare Hub of West Texas
Texas Tech’s medical school and school of nursing, along with Medical Center Hospital & Odessa Regional Medical Center, make us a destination for world-class healthcare.
Opportunities in Education
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees and has one of the country’s top business schools. Odessa College’s welding & transportation schools are renowned.