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Inc. Magazine x Amarillo

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.

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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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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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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

Workforce in focus: How the AEDC is taking steps to engage the local workforce

You’re only as strong as your team. And a company is only as strong as its workforce. We know businesses, cities, educators, non-profits and everyone in between is constantly looking for the right talent who will stick around and be assets for their organization. But it is tough! With low unemployment, labor participation and new generations entering the workforce, the challenges of recruiting, retaining and engaging employees can be daunting and harmful to a business.

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Reagan Hales

Meet The Millennial: Elizabeth Carter, Stewardship Director At NCW Insurance

Elizabeth Carter is a millennial and Amarillo native. She attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and received her bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising and Degree. Following graduation, Carter moved to Dallas. After several years, however, she relocated back to Amarillo. She has remained here ever since.

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