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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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Lisa Silvestre

Meet the Intern: Lisa Silvestre

Hi! My name is Lisa Silvestre. I am a first-generation student at the University of Texas at Austin pursuing a major in Psychology and a minor in Mexican American Studies. I hope to someday have my own non-profit mental health clinic and be able to help low-income families get the mental health help they need.

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Savannah Tarbet

Amarillo EDC Launches Amarillo Intern Experience

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

Today, the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (EDC) announced the launch of its latest initiative, the Amarillo Intern Experience. The program aims to show college-age interns who are not from Amarillo what the city has to offer through community-based events. The official launch of the program follows last year’s pilot launch with a small number of businesses.

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Savannah Tarbet

Amarillo EDC Announces Marketing Partner Program To Assist Local Businesses

#AmarilloIsOpen Program will provide funds to a limited number of small businesses

Yesterday, the Amarillo City Council approved a budget amendment proposed by the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (EDC) that allows the launch of the #AmarilloIsOpen program. This initiative allows local businesses to become marketing partners with the Amarillo EDC. This ratification follows the Amarillo EDC’s Board of Directors approval on May 18, 2020.

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Inc. Magazine x Amarillo

Amarillo Embraces Technology and It's Paying off for Business

West Texas is making strides toward a tech-driven economic future.

Technology looms large among the many factors enticing new businesses to launch and existing businesses to relocate or expand in the Amarillo area. "Technology in the West Texas region is growing," says Kimberly Gramm, senior managing director of the Innovation Hub at Research Park. "In addition to the robust technology environment at Texas Tech University System (TTUS), located in Lubbock, Texas, the businesses in the area have also embraced technology for their many needs."

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Sabrina Meck Perez

All Your Workforce Resources, In One Place

In an unprecedented time of people working remotely, there are new opportunities to engage both the current and future workforce. "Now more than ever employees are taking the time to look within to determine who they are and what is important to them. A crisis naturally has folks pause and look within," said Margaret Graziano, High-Performance Culture Strategist, KeenAlignment.

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Isaac Cardenas Casillas

Meet the Intern: Isaac Cardenas Casillas

Hey everyone, my Name is Isaac Cardenas Casillas, and it’s a pleasure to meet you!  I was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, but I’ve lived here in the Canyon/Amarillo area for half of my life.  I’m about to graduate from West Texas A&M University with my B.B.A. in Finance and a Minor in Economics, so you could say that I’m a pretty good fit for the Texas Panhandle Regional Development Corporation and the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation.  I plan to continue my education at WTAMU to pursue my Master of Science in Finance and Economics.  Before you ask, yes, I am a nerd.

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Inc. Magazine x Amarillo

New Technologies Allow You to Do Business (and Compete) From Anywhere

Storage, collaboration, finance, conferencing, and e-commerce solutions for growing businesses.

Everyone knows just how much of an impact technology has had on global business, but if there's one segment that has benefited the most from technological innovation it's entrepreneurs. With mobile phones, cloud computing, do-it-yourself accounting software and ubiquitous connectivity, business owners can now create successful companies quickly and from anywhere.

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Inc. Magazine x Amarillo

Technology and Lifestyle Choices Spearhead Business Migration

Businesses often find it's cheaper, easier, and friendlier to relocate to smaller cities.

The day after Braden Black finished high school in Amarillo, Texas, he packed a suitcase, hopped in his car, and left, not sure if he'd never come back. He went to Dayton, Ohio, where, in 2001, he started his own business, a staffing construction company called Skilled Corp. At the time, the economy was booming and skilled labor was in demand, but companies had trouble filling positions. Black saw an opportunity to connect workers with the businesses that needed them.

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