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June 27, 2018
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.CONTINUE READING
June 27, 2018
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.CONTINUE READING
May 09, 2018
Amarillo To Invest $69M in Construction of Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine
Yesterday, the Amarillo City Council approved an amendment that could bring hundreds into Amarillo and shape the city as a foundation for educational growth. The amendment, which altered the 2016 agreement between the Texas Tech University System and the Amarillo EDC, will provide an investment of up to $69 million to ensure the construction of the Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine (TTU SVM) in Amarillo.CONTINUE READING
April 11, 2018
How A Small City On The High Plains Became A Leader In Brain Research
On the northwestern edge of Amarillo, Texas, a collection of massive buildings looks out toward an unrolling landscape of arroyos, mesas and flickering yellow grass. Scanning this broken terrain, a visitor may think not much has changed here since the nineteenth century. In fact, Billy the Kid used to ride among these very gullies. But Billy himself would likely be shocked to learn that, inside these modern structures, some of the most advanced brain studies in the nation are being conducted.CONTINUE READING
January 10, 2018
Educational Organizations Team Up To Boost Amarillo's Economy
Communication and collaboration are the keys to success. Often, however, businesses focus more on competition than collaboration.
Several organizations in Amarillo are trying to change that.CONTINUE READING
June 07, 2017
An Interview With Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart, President Of Amarillo College
Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart took presidency at Amarillo College in 2014. Since taking presidency, Lowery-Hart has increased school enrollment by reassessing values in higher education.CONTINUE READING
May 10, 2017
An Interview With Dana West, Superintendent Of Amarillo ISD
Dana West is the current superintendent of Amarillo Independent School District. She received her bachelor and master’s degree from Wayland Baptist University in Plainview.
April 26, 2017
AEDC And The City Taking Steps to Align Amarillo
Developing the Align Amarillo Economic Development Strategic Plan has been a cooperative process from the beginning. The Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) and City of Amarillo contracted Avalanche Consulting of Austin and Community Development Strategies (CDS) of Houston to help them engage the residents and businesses of Amarillo and build a comprehensive economic development strategy for the entire community.CONTINUE READING
April 20, 2017
Education IS Economic Development Part 1: Keeping Pace
Since my first days at the Amarillo EDC, one of my primary mantras has been that “education IS economic development.”
If you’ve attended any of our recent events or read any of my other blog posts, you know this is one of my core beliefs with regards to growing a community’s economic base. Education, to me, is a driver and predictor of a city’s economic future.
March 28, 2017
What Is Your Vision For Amarillo?
When you think of Amarillo, what do you see? What does the future of the community, its residents, its educational opportunities and businesses look like?
The Amarillo EDC is creating a vision statement for our city, but we need your input to make that vision a reality.