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Inc. Magazine x Amarillo

Meet the Guys Behind This Breast Milk Revolution

Hungry babies have an unexpected champion in this heroic firefighter and his brother-in-law.

Seated in a West-Texas coffee shop on a cold December day, Kyle Joy leans forward, smiles warmly, and begins to talk. His biceps bulge beneath his sweatshirt. The wad of Copenhagen tucked into his lip doesn't hinder his chatter. A passerby would be forgiven for thinking the big guy is recounting a Hail Mary during the latest Cowboys game. But they would be wrong. This firefighter is talking, with grace and intimacy, about breast milk.

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Savannah Tarbet

City Council Votes in Support of Local Business Expansion

Approval ushers in the creation of 50 new jobs

Today, the Amarillo City Council approved a Location Incentive Agreement presented by the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (Amarillo EDC) to support the expansion of Micro Technologies, a part of MWI Animal Health, in Amarillo. This ratification comes after approval by the Amarillo EDC Board of Directors on September 21, 2020. This final step in the approval process allows the Amarillo EDC to provide an incentive agreement which will allow MWI Animal Health to hire an additional 50 full-time employees and expand its facility.

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Inc. Magazine x Amarillo

Unplugged Amarillo: So Much More Than Meets The Eye

Amarillo is known for its vast open plains and gusty winds, but there's a lot more going on in Amarillo, Texas than one might suspect.

If you're not familiar with Amarillo, Texas you'd probably be surprised to know it's one of the most business-friendly cities in the country. And then you'd nod your head and move along.

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Inc. Magazine x Amarillo

Boost Your Networking Skills with These 7 Tips

Networking lets you put your best face forward. Put yourself out there and good things happen.

There are many paths to small business success, but every road has at least one thing in common: networking. You can't grow a company if people don't know who you are and what you do. Whether you're a networking novice or an experience hand shaker, you can always improve your business bonding skills. Here are seven ways to up your game.

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Lisa Silvestre

Getting To Know Amarillo

An Intern's Thoughts on the Amarillo Intern Experience

Hi, it’s Lisa Silvestre, the Amarillo EDC’s summer intern. I recently participated in the Amarillo Intern Experience, a program that gathers college-age interns who are working for local businesses for a variety of events that showcase what Amarillo has to offer.

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Savannah Tarbet

Amarillo EDC Purchases 37.6 Acres of Land for Future Business Attraction Projects

The purchase will position Amarillo to be competitive in various industry sectors

Today, the Amarillo City Council approved a $4 million land purchase made by the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (Amarillo EDC). This ratification follows the approval of the Amarillo EDC Board of Directors meeting on July 20, 2020. The purchase is for 37.6 acres of property in the Point West Development located at Point West Parkway and Evans Drive.

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Sabrina Meck Perez

Recruit to Amarillo (Even During a Pandemic)

With an ever-changing workforce climate, we understand that you want to hire the right people, and ultimately keep the right people in order to build and grow your organizations. In your search to hire (specifically during a pandemic setting), you may find yourself exhausting your resources or your HR departments. We at the Amarillo EDC wanted to create tools for you to recruit and retain talent and ultimately grow your business.

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Inc. Magazine x Amarillo

Growth Powers Amarillo's Economic Engine

Relocating businesses find the growth opportunities, low taxes, and vibrant business community they want in West Texas.

"Whether you are looking at our low tax-rate environment, hard-working West Texas labor force, or the quality of life available to our citizens who live and work in the Amarillo area, we have it all."

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Savannah Tarbet

Amarillo EDC Recruits Film Studio to the Panhandle

Approval ushers in 40 new jobs to the area economy

Tuesday, the Amarillo City Council approved a Location Incentive Agreement presented by the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (Amarillo EDC) to support the attraction of Sharpened Iron Studios to Amarillo. This ratification comes after approval by the Amarillo EDC Board of Directors on June 22, 2020. This final step in the approval process allows the Amarillo EDC to provide an incentive agreement which will allow Sharpened Iron Studios to initially hire 40 full time employees.

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Inc. Magazine x Amarillo

An Unexpected Team Plans to Supercharge Amarillo's Economic Growth

Business, higher education, and the community at large are working together to heat up everything from commerce to jobs.

In a bold move, Amarillo's businesses, colleges and universities, and overall community are teaming up to fuel growth in the region. The Panhandle Workforce Development Board's Integrated Plan for 2017-2020, a recently released blueprint for the region's economic development, calls out "innovative employment and training opportunities that are developed through the creation of new partnerships" as one of the region's most notable strengths.

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