A Regional Vision Study for Dimmit & Zavala Counties, Texas

Dimmit and Zavala Counties, Texas
Project Sponsor: Dimmit and Zavala Counties
Collaborator: Rural Business Program - Institute for Economic Development
Completed: January 2012

This Vision Study outlines a possible short and long term strategy to improve the economy, planning, and sustainability of two counties which are adjacent to each other in the South Texas region.  Both counties are being highly impacted by the Eagle Ford Shale oil and gas production.  The report examines the assets and potentials of both counties in terms of current issues, historical context, existing conditions, options for the future, and their demographic and economic characteristics.  Specific recommendations are also made for the downtown districts in Carrizo Springs (Dimmit County) and Crystal City (Zavala County).