Chamber receives state economic award

The Odessa Chamber of Commerce received the Texas Economic Development Council’s Community Economic Develop Award during a Thursday ceremony in Fort Worth.

The prestigious state award recognizes organizations that make exceptional contributions toward the economic vitality of their communities, according to a TEDC news release. The Odessa Chamber of Commerce was recognized for its creativity, leadership, and partnership in the achievement of business retention, business recruitment and community improvement.

“I am so proud of our Chamber staff, all of our taxing entities, and numerous business leaders for working together to keep Odessa in the forefront of economic development in West Texas,” President/CEO of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce Reneé Earls said. “Our can-do spirit once again proves that Odessa is the place where growing businesses can reach their full potential”