Odessa TX, Economic Development Unveils Innovative Website to Boost Business Expansion and Attraction Efforts

24 Jan 2024

Wednesday, December 20, 2023
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Brady Moeller

Empowering Success and Opportunity in Odessa, Texas

ODESSA, TX -- The Odessa Development Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, www.odessatex.com/, developed in collaboration with Golden Shovel Agency. The site is designed to enhance ODC’s online presence and recruit new businesses to Odessa. The new site has a cutting-edge platform designed to enhance user experience, promote economic development, and showcase the thriving business environment in Odessa.

Tom Manskey, Director of Economic Development for the ODC, said the new website captures the spirit of business that only Odessa has.

“Odessa is one of the fastest-growing cities in Texas for good reason. Our available work sites with easy access to air, rail and the interstate make us a prime choice for growing companies. When combined with our vibrant arts and entertainment scene, schools, beautiful parks and two first-class hospitals, it becomes clear that there’s just one place that has it all – Only Odessa!”

The new website boasts an array of user-friendly features. From the back end to the visitor's perspective, the platform is seamlessly designed, offering an intuitive and efficient experience. Business owners exploring expansion opportunities in Odessa will find all the information they need at their fingertips.

Key features include video modules highlighting success stories, showcasing businesses, and illustrating the target markets that Odessa’s Economic Development office actively supports. These modules provide invaluable insights into the dynamic business landscape of Odessa, making the website informative and engaging.

"Our goal for the website is to be a user-friendly tool that helps visitors get the information they need," added Manskey. "This site truly showcases what an excellent choice Odessa is for businesses looking to grow and succeed."

The website serves as a strategic tool for recruiting new businesses and site selectors, while also acting as a valuable resource for existing Odessa businesses seeking expansion opportunities. It consolidates essential information on site selection, available real estate, workforce details, incentives, and insights into the vibrant Odessa community.

“The Golden Shovel team was honored to work with the ODC on this website project,” said Aaron Brossoit, CEO of Golden Shovel Agency. “The new site will be a great asset for businesses, developers, employers, site selectors, and residents to understand the regional opportunities.”

You can view the newly designed website at https://www.odessatex.com/.


ODESSA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION focuses on Odessa’s economic development and local business retention and expansion. The organization provides job creation grants, capital investment grants, and other incentives for businesses seeking to expand in Odessa. The organization’s services include certificates of origin, business counseling, and real estate location.

GOLDEN SHOVEL AGENCY is a full-service economic development marketing agency that believes thriving communities improve everyone’s lives. Everything it does connects businesses and talent with communities they’ll succeed. It does this by empowering economic developers through groundbreaking economic development communications. Golden Shovel has helped hundreds of communities across the globe shape and tell their stories to strengthen the vitality of their regional economies.