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Welcome to Big Spring

BIG SPRING is located at the crossroads of U.S. Interstate Highway 20, State Highway 87, State Highway 350 and State Highway 176 in West Texas. It is the County seat of Howard County and home of caring residents, friendly families, beautiful landscapes, and a multitude of cultural, sporting, recreational events to engage individuals looking for a wonderful place to call home.

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The mission of Oncor's Economic Development group is to be a catalyst for economic growth and effective utilization of infrastructure through business recruitment, retention and valued community services.

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Big Spring Airpark

Big Spring is the former home of Webb Air Force Base. It now serves the community and region as a top notch airpark with a long (8800 ft) newly upgraded runway capable of landing 737 type aircraft and smaller planes.

Public airport with long (8,800’ x 100’) runways, and shorter (4,400’x 75’) crosswind runways. All runways and taxiways are lighted with approach lights and navigational aids for the facility.

Certifed Retirement Community

Certified Retirement Community Information


The following demographic information was sourced primarily by the Sites on Texas website that is provided by the Texas Workforce Commission. 


Big Spring has been blessed with a desire for sound education even before there was a Howard County. This was reinforced by the creation of Big Spring Independent School District in 1901 and Howard College half a century ago. 

Our earliest settlers around 1880 recall that the first "school" functioned under a buffalo hide fly tent, possibly at the Historic Big Spring and surrounded by buffalo bone haulers, crude merchant tents, and one of which may have passed as a saloon.

Household Demographics

The number of households in the study area in 1990 was 8,199 and changed to 8,155 in 2000, representing a change of -0.5%. The household count in 2007 was 8,184 and the household projection for 2012 is 8,297, a change of 1.4%.


The Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor is a planned, multimodal transportation corridor including a multi-lane divided highway that will facilitate the efficient transportation of goods and services from Mexico, through West Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Oklahoma, and ultimately on into Canada and the Pacific Northwest.

Targeted Industries

Please click here to read more about Big Spring's target industries: oil and gas and energy related industry, transportation and distribution, agriculture, renewable energy, platics, manufacturing, composites, and health care.


Big Spring is known as the Crossroads of West Texas. It is situated on Interstate Highway 20 mid distant between Dallas and El Paso. Interstate Highway 20 serves as the east-west artery with U.S. Highway 87 as the north-south corridor. Big Spring is also served by State Highways 176 and 350. Ranch Road 700 serves as a loop connecting west I.H. 20 to South U.S. 87 and continues east to I.H. 20 and then north to U.S. 87 north.



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This section of the community profile will provide information regarding the labor force in the Greater Big Spring area. 

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    New EDC Board Members:  Larry Rodgers, Terry Hansen, Nadine Reyes, Bob Price, Cole Morgan

    photo by Andrea Medlin