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Sabrina Perez

TEDC Honors Amarillo with Community Economic Development Award

The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) has announced Amarillo as a recipient of its annual Community Economic Development Awards (CEDA) for 2022. The awards were presented at the Award Luncheon at the TEDC’s 2022 Annual Conference on Thursday, October 20th, 2022 in San Antonio, Texas.

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Sabrina Perez

Governor Abbott Announces New Producer Owned Beef Facility In Amarillo

Governor Greg Abbott today announced Producer Owned Beef, LLC (“POB”) will create a new beef processing plant in Amarillo. The plant will harvest 3,000 cattle per day and sell beef and beef byproducts both in and out of Texas. The new facility allows Texas cattle producers to access the value chain and keep hundreds of millions of dollars in Texas. The project will create more than 1,500 new jobs and generate $670 million in capital investment. A Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) grant of $12.2 million has been extended to POB. In addition, a Veteran Created Job Bonus of $8,000 has been offered.

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Sabrina Perez

CVMR® (Texas) Hosts Historic Groundbreaking Ceremony with Amarillo EDC

On June 27, 2022, CVMR® (Texas) along with representatives from the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (Amarillo EDC) hosted the groundbreaking ceremony for CVMR® (Texas). This ceremony marked Amarillo, Texas as the site for the first environmentally neutral industrial-scale critical minerals refinery in the country. 

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Sabrina Perez

Amarillo EDC Wins Workforce Excellence Award For Second Year in a Row

The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) has announced the recipients of their statewide 2022 Workforce Excellence Awards. Six recipients have been awarded in their respective population categories. A total of seventeen nominees overall were recognized for their workforce projects.

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Savannah Tarbet

Build Your Talent Toolbox: Take Root in Amarillo | Job Up Materials

Following the Build Your Talent Toolbox: Take Root in Amarillo | Job Up workshop, the Amarillo EDC is providing the materials released at the event. You can download Chris Hodges' presentation and Sabrina Meck Perez's presentation in this blog post. 

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Savannah Tarbet

Amarillo EDC announces new job-matching platform on Take Root

At the 2022 State of the Economy Luncheon, the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation announced a new platform integration to the Take Root In Amarillo website, Job Up.

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Savannah Tarbet

Amarillo EDC Releases 2022 State of the Economy Materials

Following the State of the Economy luncheon, the Amarillo EDC is providing the materials presented at the event. In this blog post, you can download Dr. Anne Macy's keynote presentation, Kevin Carter's presentation, and the 2021 Amarillo EDC Annual Report. 

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Savannah Tarbet

City Council Votes in Support of Caviness Expansion

Today, the Amarillo City Council approved a Location Incentive Agreement presented by the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (Amarillo EDC) to support the expansion of Caviness Beef Packers in Amarillo. This ratification comes after the approval by the Amarillo EDC Board of Directors earlier today, February 22, 2022. This final step in the approval process allows the Amarillo EDC to provide an incentive agreement which will allow Caviness to hire an additional 100 full-time employees, over a three-year period. Additionally, a new Caviness processing facility is currently under construction at South Loop 335 and Washington, set to be completed this Spring.

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Savannah Tarbet

Meet the Board Member: Adrian Meander

Adrian Meander, a Vice President of Amarillo National Bank, is the newest member of the Amarillo EDC's Board of Directors. Adrian is very active in the community, having served on numerous civic boards including the Northside Toy Drive, Amarillo Museum of Art, St. Anthony’s Legacy Redevelopment Corporation, and Leadership Amarillo & Canyon. In the past, he has served in various board capacities with Amarillo Area CASA, Opportunity School, College Success Initiative, and the Center City Polk Street Block Party. Adrian is also a graduate of Amarillo 101, Potter County Sheriff Citizens Academy, and Randall County Sheriff Citizens Academy.

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Savannah Tarbet

City Council Votes in Support of New Business Attraction

Approval ushers in the creation of 80 new full-time jobs

Today, the Amarillo City Council approved a Location Incentive Agreement presented by the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation to support attracting Torkworx to Amarillo. This ratification comes after the approval by the Amarillo EDC Board of Directors on July 19, 2021. This final step in the approval process allows the Amarillo EDC to provide an incentive agreement to allow Torkworx to hire 80 new full-time employees over two years. 

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