Grow Odessa, ECISD team up for land donation related to bond election

ODESSA Members of the Grow Odessa Board and ECISD Leadership will announce the donation of land related to the upcoming Nov. 7 ECISD Bond Election at 2 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Odessa Chamber of Commerce, 700 N. Grant Ave., Suite 200.

Gus Ortega, past board chair of Grow Odessa, and ECISD Superintendent Scott Muri will discuss specifics and be available for interviews.

Grow Odessa is a nonprofit organization dedicated to Odessa’s economic development growth.

The organization’s mission statement is: To acquire and hold land to offer as incentives for industrial development in Odessa. Founded in 1966, Grow Odessa, formerly known as the Odessa Industrial Development Corporation, was founded by business leaders who wanted the organization to serve as one of the primary economic development engines to help Odessa grow by enticing industrial and manufacturing businesses to our city, and encourage local business to expand. Grow Odessa was formed as a nonprofit volunteer organization in which the “stockholders” receive no form of compensation whatsoever. Their investment of $1,000 or more is their charitable contribution into helping make Odessa a better place for businesses and their employees to live in West Texas. Currently, there are over 150 members in the organization.