The Mitchell County Board of Economic Development was created in 1989 to promote economic development, generate jobs and assist in diversifying the economic base of Mitchell County. Its primary goals are to promote and maintain a pro-business environment; assist in business development and expansion; assist in infrastructure expansion in order to attract industry; assist in the expansion of health care center needs; and assist in developing and maintaining adequate water supplies for drinking, irrigation and other needs.

    The resiliency and pioneering spirit of the Mitchell County citizens has been evident throughout the years - from the railroad days of the 1800s to the technical age in which we live - including innovations in the areas of cotton ginning, alternative crop management and water resource development.

    The County is blessed with rich farmland and an abundance of ranch land that offers some of the most sought after hunting in the state. Cotton is an important resource that Mitchell County has excelled in producing. The oil and gas industry has played a major role in the local economy – and more recently the wind industry has been a source of job opportunities and curiosity for travelers passing through.

    In the early 1990’s, the citizens of Mitchell County overwhelmingly voted to petition the state of Texas to locate a prison here. As a result of these efforts, the Wallace and Ware Units, with their 600+ employees, are an integral part of the community.

    The Mitchell County Sports Complex is a multi-use facility located on Interstate 20.The Complex was built in 2004 with the assistance of a Texas Parks and Wildlife grant that includes a “sanctuary” for the endangered Poppy Mallow plant. Home to a myriad of local sporting activities, it also serves the region in hosting playoff games and various ball tournaments.

    Being the center of the Cline Shale play has offered many opportunities for businesses to expand and relocate in Mitchell County. The prospect for this development has provided an influx of oil and gas related businesses along the I-20 corridor.

    Interstate 20 and State Highway 208 intersect the County and the T&P Railroad travels approximately the same path as the Interstate through the County. Midway between Abilene and Midland; San Angelo and Lubbock, its location offers excellent access to the entire southwest region.

    The Mitchell County Board of Economic Development (BOED) offers incentives for retention and expansion of new and existing businesses for the creation of jobs in the County. A wonderful place to live, work and raise a family, you are encouraged to contact BOED for further information regarding opportunities for business development.

    • Woody Anderson, Chairman
    • Bobby Lemons, Vice Chairman
    • Mike Hemphill
    • Gay Houston
    • Joe Rivera

    • Ray Mayo, County Judge
    • Randy Anderson, PCT 1 Commissioner
    • Jeremy Strain, PCT 2 Commissioner
    • Jesse Munoz, PCT 3 Commissioner
    • Bill Preston, PCT 4 Commissioner

    Sue Young, Executive Director

    JeriLynn Follis, Administrative Assistant

    Darlene Moore, Sports Complex Supervisor