Letter from the Chairman

Hello and welcome to our website, my name's Leodoro Martinez, and I am the Chairman of the Eagle Ford Consortium.

We welcome you to our website and hope that the information you find will be informative to you as our consortium members address the issues that are the result of the economic impact of the oil and gas exploration that is taking place within the Eagle Ford Shale.

We are especially excited about our upcoming 4th Annual Conference and invite you again to join us at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio on May 27-29th, 2015. This year's conference promises to be a very exciting event as we address those issues that will affect our Eagle Ford Shale counties, especially border counties that will be impacted by the NEW Mexican Energy Reform Laws that will open new opportunities for South Texas.

The primary objectives of the consortium are to:

  • Develop and foster effective lines of communications with oil and gas industry and local communities such as public schools, non-profit groups, workforce training and education providers, and others;
  • Coordinate workforce and education efforts to improve employment of dislocated and underemployed workers;
  • Coordinate and collaborate to procure additional public and private resources including grants and private contributions, to benefit the workforce and community development efforts;
  • Maximize on the economic opportunities to communities in the Eagle Ford Shale region, through collaboration with the oil and gas industry and through the development of localized economic development efforts.

We invite you to join our consortium as a member and join one of the most sought after group of individuals who represent over 20 South Texas counties to collaborate, partner and address the community realities that will be a result of the Eagle Ford Shale oil and gas exploration – and plan for the sustainable future of our communities.