Welcome to the
Economic Development Department
The Economic Development Department of the PBRPC serves the 17
counties of the Permian Basin as a resource for county and city
officials to use for economic and business development activities
that help to create a region of economic growth and prosperity.
In January 2008, the PBRPC received a U.S. Department
of Commerce, Economic Development Administration grant to plan for
regional services for economic development, and to develop a Comprehensive
Development Strategy for the 17-county region. The Commission's
board of directors representing each of the counties realized the
need to address issues that include emerging industries, workforce
and the infrastructure which impact the diversification and economic
security of the region. It formed a CEDS committee and conducted
a regional planning forum to map and analyze the region's economic
As a result, goals and objectives addressing the areas of workforce
and education development, transportation and infrastructure, housing,
industry diversification, regional marketing and outreach are addressed
in the CEDS.
The Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission has
applied to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development
Administration for Economic Development District Designation for
the benefit of the region's ability to continue progress toward
meeting the goals and objectives contained in the CEDS.
Regional Services Director
(432) 563-1061 Ext. 304
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