Business Resources

Check out these resources to help you kick start a successful business in Odessa and or the Permian Basin! Once you get started, we encourage you to join the Odessa Chamber of Commerce. Check out the benefits of being an Odessa Chamber of Commerce member.

The Odessa Development Corporation (ODC)

The Odessa Development Corporation (ODC) focuses on Odessa’s economic development and local business retention and expansion. The ODC 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.

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Starting Your Business

The following websites offer a wealth of information for your preliminary research – everything from business structure and labor laws to license requirements and tax responsibilities:

Texas Comptroller Small Businesses
US Small Business Administration (SBA): Licenses & Permits


UTPB Small Business Development Center
1400 N FM 1788
CEED 1304
Midland, TX 79707
(432) 552-2455
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Workforce Solutions Permian Basin Odessa
2626 JBS Parkway
Building D
Odessa, Texas 79761
(432) 367-3332
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Nonprofit Management Center
1000 Maple Ave.
Odessa, TX 79761
(432) 570-7971
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BBB: Better Business Bureau

BBB helps people find and recommend businesses, brands, and charities they can trust.

People today are overwhelmed with choices – and often unsure about where to find verified, unbiased information. There are more than 30 million businesses in North America alone; and hundreds of thousands of sites around the world where people shop online.

There are thousands of free and subscription websites that offer a range of information, including reviews, reports, directories, listings, and gripe sites. BBB is the one place you can find it all.

Central Texas BBB

BBB Community Partners

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber of Commerce of the United States is the world’s largest business organization. Their members range from the small businesses and chambers of commerce across the country that support their communities, to the leading industry associations and global corporations that innovate and solve for the world’s challenges, to the emerging and fast-growing industries that are shaping the future. For all of the people across the businesses we represent, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a trusted advocate, partner, and network, helping them improve society and people’s lives. 

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