Welcome to the Economic Development Department

The Economic Development Department of the PBRPC — serving the 17 counties of the Permian Basin — is a comprehensive 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.

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) was developed when the Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission (PBRPC) Board of Directors — representing each of the 17 member counties — took action to address issues that impact the diversification and economic security of the region such as emerging industries, workforce, and infrastructure. Please visit the Permian Basin Regional Data page to view/download the document.

Funded by a U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration grant, the Board formed a CEDS committee and conducted a regional planning forum to map and analyze the region's economic resources.

As a result, goals and objectives addressing the areas of workforce and education development, transportation and infrastructure, housing, industry diversification, regional marketing, and outreach were addressed in the CEDS.

PBRCP has applied to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration for Economic Development District Designation to assist the region's ability for continued progress toward the goals and objectives contained in the CEDS.

Grants and Funding Programs

While many of our member counties have their own incentives and grants, PBRPC administers or supports certain federal and state grants and funding programs. Explore what is available here.

Reports & Information

Visit the Permian Basin Regional Data page for more information on the following:

  • 2021-2025 Permian Basin Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) 
  • Texas Demographic Center Population Estimates
  • Member Counties/Regional Profiles
  • Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) & Labor Market Reports

Economic Development District Board of Directors 2023

Area Name(s)
Andrews County Mayor Flora Braly and Judge Charlie Falcon
Borden County Judge Shane Walker
Crane County Judge Roy Hodges
Dawson County Judge Foy O'Brien 
Ector County Councilmember Denise Swanner and Judge Dustin Fawcett
Gaines County Judge Cindy Therwhanger and Mayor Rick Dollahan
Glasscock County Judge Billy Reynolds
Howard County Judge Randy Johnson
Loving County Judge Skeet Jones
Martin County Judge Bryan Cox 
Midland County Judge Terry Johnson and Mayor Lori Blong
Pecos County Judge Joe Shuster and Mayor Chris Alexander
Reeves County Judge Leo M. Hung
Terrell County Judge Dale Carruthers
Upton County Judge Dusty Kilgore
Ward County Judge Greg Holly
Winkler County Judge Charles Wolf

Revised 6/23

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