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October 22, 2020
Meet the Guys Behind This Breast Milk Revolution
Hungry babies have an unexpected champion in this heroic firefighter and his brother-in-law.
Seated in a West-Texas coffee shop on a cold December day, Kyle Joy leans forward, smiles warmly, and begins to talk. His biceps bulge beneath his sweatshirt. The wad of Copenhagen tucked into his lip doesn't hinder his chatter. A passerby would be forgiven for thinking the big guy is recounting a Hail Mary during the latest Cowboys game. But they would be wrong. This firefighter is talking, with grace and intimacy, about breast milk.
September 17, 2020
Unplugged Amarillo: So Much More Than Meets The Eye
Amarillo is known for its vast open plains and gusty winds, but there's a lot more going on in Amarillo, Texas than one might suspect.
If you're not familiar with Amarillo, Texas you'd probably be surprised to know it's one of the most business-friendly cities in the country. And then you'd nod your head and move along.
August 20, 2020
Boost Your Networking Skills with These 7 Tips
Networking lets you put your best face forward. Put yourself out there and good things happen.
There are many paths to small business success, but every road has at least one thing in common: networking. You can't grow a company if people don't know who you are and what you do. Whether you're a networking novice or an experience hand shaker, you can always improve your business bonding skills. Here are seven ways to up your game.
July 16, 2020
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."
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.
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 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
February 26, 2020
Looking for a Technology and Innovation Hub? Look no Further than Amarillo
Amarillo is at the cutting edge of nanotechnology, oncology and aerospace research (to name just a few).
The Amarillo sky is clear and luminous, punctuated by cotton ball clouds. Swathes of cerulean, magenta, and violet sweep across the unending expanse, as a brisk, almost stern, wind whips up out of nowhere, dying down almost as suddenly.
February 09, 2018
5 Tips To Up-size Your Business From Inc. Magazine
Being a small business isn't always a downside. In business-friendly regions like Amarillo, small operations can use their size to their advantage, responding quickly to changing markets and customer needs as they evolve. This creates a base of loyal clients and steady income that small business owners can use as a foundation to grow and upsize their operations in new and exciting directions.CONTINUE READING