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New Company Coming To Big Spring

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By Sylvia Gonzalez
NewsWest 9

BIG SPRING -  A new rail station will be making its way to Big Spring. The Economic Development Corporation finally made a decision on who they want to partner with. In a special meeting on Tuesday, they picked Permian Energy Partners. According to Terry Wegman, the Executive Director of the EDC, he believes they have selected the best company.

"After consideration, they just felt like Permian Energy Partners would probably be the best overall fit for the community. That group is comprised of several very large companies with alot of experience and expertise in their field," Wegman said.  

Wegman says two companies were bidding on the 300 acres. Those companies are Permian Energy Partners, LLC., and Frontier Logistics. Wegman says many things were taken into consideration before making a decision.  

"The number of jobs it can create, the capital investment it can create, some of the intangibles that Permian Partners will bring to the table. The company, the developers, are very experienced in this line of work. We just felt more comfortable with that group," Wegman said.   
The company would do just about everything related to rail. The Big Spring EDC made their final choice but Jeff Vidal, Liaison for Frontier Logistics says, the decision left a bitter taste in their mouth but they'll just have to move on. 

"For now, we will stay in the area. We will look at some alternatives, look at things and see if there is a different avenue or different approach to how we can still do something here," Vidal said.  

Wegman says this is the beginning of great things to come for Howard County.

"It certainly will. There is no doubt about it, I think it will attract a lot of attention not only in West Texas but all over the country," Wegman said. 

Over 200 construction jobs are expected to be created, as well as 187 permanent jobs.