• City of Odessa – Houston-based research firm will soon begin a study on Odessa to determine how best to build new reasonably priced housing to address the city’s housing shortage. The reasonably priced workforce housing assessment contract was awarded to Community Development Strategies for the cost of $73,060. The study should take approximately 3 to 4 months.
• Expedi Inc. – A new company that offers a line of products for both onshore and offshore oil and gas rigs has opened a new warehouse facility in Odessa. The company recently came off a recent fundraising round and opened the warehouse to meet growing customer demand. Expedi is locate at 209 North Kelly Ave. The new facility has over 15,000 square feet of warehouse and office space and have added over 10 new employees to the facility in the last month.
• Sherwood Village – The shopping center at 42nd St. and Dixie will undergo major renovations at the beginning of 2019. Gordon Partners, a Houston based commercial real estate development and management company, acquired the 70,000 square foot shopping center.
• Odessa College – Odessa College will reopen its Law Enforcement Training Academy in the spring. There are seven full-time instructors and courses will also be taught by current law enforcement officers. There are 20 sports for students. The academy will run for about 10 months.
• UTPB – UTPB broke ground on a 63,717 square foot D. Kirk Edwards Family Human Performance Center Kinesiology building. The facility will include a 150-seat lecture hall, academic space for the Kinesiology department, locker rooms and athletic offices. The $37-million project is expected to be completed by fall of 2020.