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Texas Tech Plaza, Suite 101
1901 University Avenue 
Lubbock, TX 79410

Box 42007
Lubbock, TX 79409-2007

Phone: 806.742.4105

Fax: 806.742.4102

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Central, Monday - Friday

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Economic Development Corps

Pampa, Texas.

Pampa is the second largest city in the Panhandle with big beautiful skies and breathtaking sunsets. With over 300 days of sunshine annually Pampa is where people want to be. Utilizing our natural resources we are pursuing a diverse economic future for Pampa Texas. The Pampa Economic Development Corporation is a non-profit Title B Corporation specifically governed by the Texas Development Corporation Act of 1979. Pampa EDC is actively engaged in both community development and business development projects, with the purpose of promoting, assisting, and enhancing new and existing businesses.


Amarillo, Texas.

The Amarillo EDC assists primary businesses, which are companies that sell the majority of their products or services outside the Texas Panhandle region, and do not compete directly with existing local businesses. The EDC has aggressive business incentive programs funded from the proceeds of a half-cent sales tax for economic development that yields over $15 million annually.


Lamesa, Texas.

It's West Texas' spin on a time tested business principle. And just as location is crucial to the success of any business, Lamesa's location is precisely what makes it a shining star. Lamesa is central to all the large population concentrations in West Texas including Lubbock, Midland, Odessa, Abilene and Amarillo. Transportation in and out of Lamesa is a snap. Seven excellent highways pinwheel out of the city in every direction making Lamesa a straight shot to wherever you're headed. It's our position on the map and access to major highways that make Lamesa a logical choice for manufacturing, distribution and warehousing sites.


Lubbock, Texas.

The Lubbock Economic Development Alliance’s (LEDA) mission is to promote economic growth by creating high-quality jobs, investing in new capital improvements and improving Lubbock’s quality of life. LEDA accomplishes its mission by developing relationships with corporations and individuals across the region, state and nation that help to provide organizations a business-friendly environment and a skilled, qualified workforce. Our partnerships continue to build upon an infrastructure that helps local businesses grow and foster an innovative and competitive landscape for new businesses to the area. Our industry profile continues to diversify proving that Lubbock’s economy is stable and viable.


Plainview/Hale County, Texas.

Plainview, Texas is a growing opportunity for business and industry. An aggressive and supportive business climate, low taxes, inexpensive energy and enviable logistics make the Plainview / Hale County Community worthy of serious consideration for your business and industry expansion.


Midland, Texas.

The Midland Economic Development Corporation, created in January 2002, offers incentives to qualified new and existing employers who create jobs for the community. Midland voters made these incentives possible when they approved a quarter-cent increase in the local sales tax rate, with additional revenues earmarked to promote economic development and diversification.


San Angelo, Texas.

The Corporation acts as the economic development arm of the City of San Angelo and therefore strives to develop strategies and policies which align with the vision established by the San Angelo City Council.


Sweetwater, Texas.

The Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development Incorporated (S.E.E.D.) mission is to facilitate a transitional move to this forward-thinking area. S.E.E.D. is prepared for the challenge of maintaining consistent economic growth, including the creation and retention of jobs in Sweetwater. As a 4A organization, S.E.E.D. is focused on providing businesses the best opportunity for growth, thereby ensuring consistent economic growth for this area


Abilene, Texas.

In 1989, this community set a precedent for the rest of Texas when Abilenians voted to become the first community to adopt a half-cent sales tax devoted specifically to economic development.  Since then, Abilene has forged ahead and made a path for other cities to follow in their economic development efforts.  Because of new life in retail trade and industrial expansion, Abilene’s economic development sales tax collections have grown from just under $4 million in 1990 to $8.6 million in FY 2008.


Odessa, Texas.

While Texas is ranked as the number 1 business climate in the country (CNBC), Odessa is considered the number one small city in America for job growth, according to Forbes Magazine. Odessa enjoys the 11th lowest unemployment rate in the nation at 3.7 percent (24/7 Wall Street), and, according the the US Department of Commerce, is the fastest growing community in the country with a 15.2 percent increase.