• Hawthorne Suites – Permit issued 3/7/2018, 201 S. JBS Pkwy, new hotel, $4,000,000.
• America’s Small Business Development Center – The Odessa Development Corporation and America’s Small Business Development Center at UTPB awarded the winners of the first Odessa Business Challenge. Of the 42 businesses, only four were awarded up to $100,000 in grants provided by the Odessa Development Center, $260,000 in total.
First Place – Maribea, a craft chocolate shop owned by Mark Merritt.
Second Place – Wanderfull Teeth, a start-up manufacturing and retail business in the oral care industry.
Third Place – Supreme Athletic Competition, a start-up organized sport tournament and showcase hosting platform.
Fourth Place – Knockout Wear, a retail clothing store.