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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.

Headlining the event will be keynote speaker, Monica Mehta. Monica is a managing principal at Texas-based investment firm, Seventh Capital, and offers 20 years of hands-on experience managing capital and running consumer businesses. Monica also has written finance columns for The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, INC Magazine, and Entrepreneur Magazine. She also appears regularly on Fox Business, CNN, ABC News, MSNBC, and many other outlets.

“As an organization, we felt it was important to find a way to make this event happen - 2020 was a year unlike any other and because of that, we had to modify how we normally do this event,” Kevin Carter, President & CEO of the Amarillo EDC said. “We hope the information from this event can act as a resource to our community following the pandemic.”

“There is no doubt that the pandemic has impacted us all, but the 2021 recovery looks strong,” Monica Mehta said. “The state of Texas is seeing a tremendous amount of growth, with Amarillo itself is seeing a large amount of economic activity, these trends set the city up for future success in a post-pandemic world.”

The virtual event will be made available on Amarillo EDC’s website,, at 9:00 A.M. on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, and will air on Panhandle PBS at 7:30 P.M. on Thursday, March 25, 2021. On Thursday morning, March 25, at 10:00 A.M., the Amarillo EDC will do a live Q&A webinar with keynote speaker, Monica Mehta. Participants can attend the webinar here:


Watch the State of the Economy here

Additional Q&A webinar attendee information:

When: Mar 25, 2021 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Topic: State of the Economy 2021 Q&A

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