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Savannah Tarbet

Amarillo EDC Adds Job Board to City's Interactive Community Website

The Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (Amarillo EDC) today announced the launch of a job and internship board on TakeRootInAmarillo.com, the new community website that gives businesses, job seekers, students, and individuals looking to learn more about city life a special look into the rich cultural, economic, and social benefits of living and working in the city of Amarillo. As an employment resource, the website now has a live job board section, where employers can post local job opportunities that offer a salary of over $45,000 a year. In addition to jobs, internship positions for students and community members will be posted by local companies.

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Savannah Tarbet

Amarillo City Council approves $42M Food Manufacturing Project

Approval ushers in 150 new jobs to the area economy

Today the Amarillo City Council approved a Location Incentive Agreement presented by the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (Amarillo EDC) to support the attraction of SSI Foods, LLC to the Amarillo. This ratification comes after approval by the Amarillo EDC Board of Directors on September 23, 2019. This final step in the approval process allows the Amarillo EDC to provide a 17.10-acre parcel in the CenterPort Business Park for the construction of the 75,000 sq. ft facility which will employ up to 150 full-time employees.

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Reagan Hales

An Interview With Scott Bentley, the Amarillo EDC's Newest Board Member

Scott Bentley, the Amarillo market President and current Board of Directors members of First United Bank, is the newest member of the Amarillo EDC's Board of Directors. Scott is very active in the community having served on numerous civic boards including Golden Spread Council of Boy Scouts, Amarillo/Canyon United Way, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Community Advisory Board, and the Amarillo Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone.

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Sabrina Meck Perez

A Conversation on Culture – with Sam Silverstein & Cal Zant

During the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation’s latest episode of Build Your Talent Toolbox, Sam Silverstein, national keynote speaker, helped employers see the value in building a culture to retain the right employees. Sam teamed up with Cal Zant, President of Betenbough Homes, a local employer in Amarillo, Lubbock, and Midland.  After they shared their experience and expertise on work culture, Sabrina Meck Perez, AEDC Director of Workforce Attraction & Retention, sat down with both Sam and Cal to share their thoughts with you on the importance of being purposeful with work culture.

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Sabrina Meck Perez

Engagement Tool – Build Your Talent Toolbox

As we visit with many businesses, it becomes clear that a prominent challenge facing employers is the opportunity to engage with local students in a way that offers the greatest impression with minimal amount of sacrifice in work productivity. This is why the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) highlighted Junior Achievement of the High Plains in our first “Build Your Talent Toolbox” event. Junior Achievement (JA) helps employers bridge this gap and provides staff an opportunity to interact with local students.

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Reagan Hales

Amarillo EDC Funding for Fairly Group to be Reinvested into the Community

The Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (EDC) today announced the reinvestment of funding originally awarded to the Fairly Group in an agreement reached in 2017. The agreement provided Fairly Group funds to allow for the expansion of high-quality jobs at its Amarillo headquarters. In the past year, the agreement has produced $27,000 for the company.

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Barry Albrecht

Amarillo Economy Recognizes Accelerated Growth in 2018

The Metro-Amarillo economy recognized an accelerated rate of growth in 2018, surging to 2.8%. In a report, released today by the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) and prepared by Mark Snead, President of RegionTrack, data describes that the reported growth rate outpaces the national average of 1.6% for the same twelve-month period.

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Reagan Hales

Board Director Lloyd Brown Shares His Vision For The AEDC

Lloyd Brown, CEO of Integrated Advantage Group and co-founder of Smart Chemical Services, is the newest member of the Amarillo EDC’s Board of Directors. He was a member of the Amarillo JCs, president of the Amarillo Club, and currently serves on the church board at Pinnacle Community Church.

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Reagan Hales

THRIVE Amarillo Scholarship Ensures Growth of Area Workforce

The Amarillo Independent School District (AISD) Board of Trustees voted Thursday evening to approve the school district’s financial participation in the THRIVE Amarillo Scholarship program.

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Reagan Hales

New THRIVE Scholarship To Give Students Two Years Free AC Tuition

College just got a little more affordable.

A new scholarship with Amarillo College, THRIVE, will allow more than 8,500 students to receive two years of college courses at no charge. The scholarship, which covers the next six years, is a "last money in" tuition assistance program that applies to 60 hours of tuition, books, and even fees at AC. 

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