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June 18, 2020
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.
June 17, 2020
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.CONTINUE READING
June 04, 2020
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.CONTINUE READING
May 27, 2020
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.CONTINUE READING
May 21, 2020
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."CONTINUE READING
April 30, 2020
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.CONTINUE READING
April 23, 2020
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.CONTINUE READING
April 16, 2020
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.CONTINUE READING
March 26, 2020
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.CONTINUE READING
March 19, 2020
Business Resource Portal Released In Response To COVID-19 Outbreak
Organizations ban together to launch website to support local businesses
The Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (Amarillo EDC) in partnership with the Northwest Texas Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the WT Enterprise Center, and Workforce Solutions Panhandle, launched a website of business and employee resources specific to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in an effort to help citizens stay informed and make appropriate business decisions.CONTINUE READING