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Ariana Rodriquez

Meet the Intern: Ariana Rodriquez

Amarillo, TX has been my home since the day I was born. I have always loved living in Amarillo and finding new ways to enjoy the city. Over the past 18 years of my life, I have watched Amarillo grow into the Yellow City we know today. This past year I stepped out of the Yellow City and moved to Austin by myself to go to the University of Texas.

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Savannah Tarbet

Amarillo EDC Wins Statewide Workforce Excellence Award

The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) has announced the recipients of our 2021 Workforce Excellence Awards. Six recipients have been awarded the TEDC 2021 Workforce Excellence Award in their respective population categories. A total of twelve nominees overall were recognized for their workforce projects. 

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Savannah Tarbet

City Council Votes in Support of American Quarter Horse Association Retention Incentive

The agreement ensures headquarters to remain in Amarillo for the next 10 years

Today, the Amarillo City Council approved a business retention incentive presented by the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (Amarillo EDC) to support the retention of the  American Quarter Horse Association’s International Headquarters in Amarillo, Texas. This ratification follows the approval of the Amarillo EDC Board of Directors on May 18, 2021.  

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Savannah Tarbet

Amarillo EDC Announces Third-Annual Intern Experience: Uncover Amarillo

This initiative aims to show college-age interns what Amarillo has to offer

Today, the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (Amarillo EDC) announced the third-annual Intern Experience: Uncover Amarillo. The program aims to show college-age interns, both Panhandle native and from across the country, what Amarillo has to offer through community-based events. The official launch of the program took place last year, following a pilot program in 2019.

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Savannah Tarbet

Third Annual State of the Economy event to be held virtually

Event to launch on Amarillo EDC website on March 24

The Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (Amarillo EDC) announced that the organization’s annual State of the Economy event will take place virtually on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. The virtual event will be made available on the Amarillo EDC’s website at 9:00 A.M. on Wednesday, March 24, with a rerun of the event airing on Panhandle PBS at 7:30 P.M. on Thursday, March 25, 2021. The event will provide a brief update of Amarillo’s economic outlook and feature a keynote speech discussing macroeconomic issues and how they impact our community.

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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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