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 Odessa Development News

February 2017
•         UTPB – City officials and the Junior League of Odessa broke ground for a new dinosaur-themed “sprayground”.  The Junior League Jurassic Jungle is expected to be ready by May 26th. It will be free and open to the public, located near UTPB west of the soccer fields.  The sprayground will have a maximum capacity of 300 people.  The Junior League is contributing $100,000 to the more than $2.5 million project, as well as contributing volunteer hours to help clean and maintain the park for up to three years.
•         Sewell Family of Companies – has donated $100,000 for an endowed scholarship in the name of University of Texas of the Permian Basin President David Watts and his wife, Denise, who is the director of Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness.  Dr. Watts says the university is going to try to match the $100,000 so more students can be served by the scholarship.  The scholarship will be available to students from West Texas and is funded from the proceeds of the Sewell Leadership Event.
•         Grace Christian Fellowship – Permit issued 2/2/17, 3450 “B” Billy Hext Rd., church office and youth space, $300,000.
•         Murphy Oil USA – Permit issued 2/13/17, 2400 NW Loop 338, new convenience store, $868,954.
•         City of Odessa – Permit issued 2/23/17, 4101 E. Loop 338, new water splash pad, $2,569,190.

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Wesley R. Burnett, CEcD, MPA
Director of Economic Development
Odessa Chamber of Commerce

700 North Grant, Suite 200
Odessa, Texas  79761
(432) 332-9111
(877) 363-3772 (Toll Free)
(432) 333-7858 (Fax)


Tracy Jones
Economic Development Specialist 


Kathi Vaughn
Research and Communication Specialist


Teresa Vasquez
Administrative Coordinator


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