About Odessa, TX
Welcome to Odessa, Texas!
Odessa is a wonderful place to live, work and visit. With a population over 100,000, the city offers a variety of recreational activities, shopping and entertainment. Located in the Permian Basin, Odessa was founded in 1881 as a water stop and cattle-shipping point on the Texas and Pacific Railway. You can learn more about the history of Odessa by downloading the Odessa History Packet.
Moving to Odessa
Are you relocating to the area or just moved here? Download the Relocation Packet which includes a map of Odessa, area guide and information on real estate, education and utilities. Need some help navigating the city? The Odessa City Map can help you get where you need to go.
The Odessa Convention and Visitors Bureau is a great resource if you plan on visiting the city and offers a Visitor Packet that you can download. If you need some help getting around the city, you can access the Odessa City Map here.
Doing Business in Odessa
The Odessa Economic Development Corporation website has a wealth of information that can help current companies as well as those looking to relocate to Odessa. The Odessa Chamber of Commerce is also available to answer questions and get you connected to the business community. You can find current industries and companies in our Chamber Directory.