Odessa, TX: Your connection to the world!
Odessa is a hub of reliable economic opportunity with world-class highways, an international air service, convenient rail access and dependable utilities. Small businesses and major corporations alike have the peace of mind of knowing they can rely on Odessa’s infrastructure to efficiently target local, regional, national and international business suppliers and customers.
Watch this video for a visual introduction to Odessa’s transportation resources.
Distance to major Texas markets:
- Presidio 229 miles
- El Paso 274 miles
- Austin 334 miles
- Amarillo 336 miles
- San Antonio 336 miles
- Dallas 347 miles
- Houston 494 miles
U.S. Interstate 20, U.S. Highway 385 and multiple other highways intersect Odessa, providing distribution channels throughout the country.
Two local airports make commercial and private air travel simple in Odessa. Midland International Air & Space Port (MAF) is conveniently located between Midland and Odessa and is ranked eighth in Texas for primary commercial service airports. MAF has over 20 daily departures with non-stop service to Dallas Fort Worth, Dallas Love Field, Houston Intercontinental, Houston Hobby, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Denver via Southwest, Envoy and United Express.
Ector County Schlemeyer Airport offers various general aviation activities. Multiple hangars allow many uses in aircraft operations, transportation, servicing, storage and maintenance. Additionally, the airport has the status of a Reliever Airport.
Union Pacific Railroad supplies rail service in Odessa. It affords convenient 24/7 shipping/receiving service to all U.S. markets in conjunction with its proximity to Texas Highway 338, I-20 and Business-20. A map of its location in Odessa and routes within Texas is visible here.
The local electric utility in Odessa is Oncor Electric Delivery. Oncor depends on a self-healing power grid to predict power outages and overloads through smart metering, drone technology and predictive analysis. Residential and commercial users can choose electricity providers, with current rates illustrated with Choose Texas Power.
Odessa’s natural gas supplier is Atmos Energy, the country’s largest natural gas-only distributor. Gas service rates and pertinent filings for its West Texas territory are listed here.
The City of Odessa’s fresh water supply comes primarily from the Colorado River Municipal Water District (CRMWD). The district’s water supplies Odessa, Big Spring, Snyder and several municipal customers via more than 600 miles of pipeline from three reservoirs, four groundwater well fields and a raw water production facility. The City of Odessa purchases untreated water from CRMWD and has a daily treatment capacity of 70,000,000 gallons per day, with an overhead storage capacity of 6,000,000 million gallons and 14,000,000 million gallons stored in-ground. The Bob Derrington Water Reclamation Plant processes nearly seven million gallons of wastewater daily from residential and commercial sources.