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July 16, 2023
Turning the Tide: The Role of Innovation in Economic Development
There is an increasingly prominent realization that innovation is no longer a mere buzzword for business growth. It has become a decisive driving force behind economic development, shaping how communities progress, industries transform, and economies thrive. At the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (AEDC), we are committed to leveraging innovation to stimulate sustainable economic growth in our city.CONTINUE READING
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.
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 25, 2020
Amarillo EDC Recruits Film Studio to the Panhandle
Approval ushers in 40 new jobs to the area economy
Tuesday, the Amarillo City Council approved a Location Incentive Agreement presented by the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (Amarillo EDC) to support the attraction of Sharpened Iron Studios to Amarillo. This ratification comes after approval by the Amarillo EDC Board of Directors on June 22, 2020. This final step in the approval process allows the Amarillo EDC to provide an incentive agreement which will allow Sharpened Iron Studios to initially hire 40 full time employees.
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
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.