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Inc. Magazine x Amarillo

Growth Powers Amarillo's Economic Engine

Relocating businesses find the growth opportunities, low taxes, and vibrant business community they want in West Texas.

"Whether you are looking at our low tax-rate environment, hard-working West Texas labor force, or the quality of life available to our citizens who live and work in the Amarillo area, we have it all."

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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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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

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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Kevin Carter

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.

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Savannah Tarbet

Amarillo Economic Development Corporation Releases Statement Regarding COVID-19

Amarillo EDC urges citizens to shop local, follow guidelines set by local officials, and continue to take precautions

The Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (Amarillo EDC) is dedicated to supporting, strengthening and diversifying our local economy. 

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Savannah Tarbet

Amarillo EDC Releases 2020 Economic Outlook Report & State of the Economy Materials

Following January's State of the Economy event, the Amarillo EDC is providing its full 2020 Economic Outlook Report. As the event was designed to be informative for the community, business owners, and students. The following materials were made to be a resource to help community members make informed decisions moving into this year. 

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Savannah Tarbet

Amarillo EDC Recruits 150 Wind Energy Jobs to the Panhandle

Canadian company to establish U.S. Operations in Amarillo

Today the Amarillo City Council approved a Location Incentive Agreement presented by the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (Amarillo EDC) to support the attraction of Suspendem Inc. to Amarillo. This ratification comes after approval by the Amarillo EDC Board of Directors on January 16, 2020. This final step in the approval process allows the Amarillo EDC to provide an incentive agreement which will allow Suspendem Inc. to hire up to 150 full-time employees.

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Savannah Tarbet

The Amarillo EDC Announces Second Annual State of the Economy Event

The Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (Amarillo EDC) announced details for the organization’s Second Annual State of the Economy event to be held on January 22, 2020 at 7:30 a.m. in the Heritage Room of the Amarillo Civic Center, 401 S Buchanan St. 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.

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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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