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          Join us for the Inaugural           State of the Economy Event

Thursday, January 31, 2019   7:30 am-9:00 am
550 S. Buchanan St, Amarillo, TX  79101

What Will You Learn?

Join us on January 31, 2019 at the Embassy Suites for an update on Amarillo's economy and a deep look into macro-economic issues and how they impact the Amarillo community.

Headlining the event will be keynote speaker, Scott Nations. Nations is a regular contributor on CNBC and the founder of Nations Shares.

Additionally, two more national speakers will discuss their areas of expertise and how larger scale economic trends can and will impact Amarillo's economic outlook.

Karen Welch, with Panhandle PBS, will moderate a panel and take questions from the audience.

Limited seats available. RSVP today! 


  • An update on Amarillo's economic outlook from the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation. 
  • How macroeconomic issues affect the Amarillo area.
  • Keynote from Scott Nations, President and Chief Investment Officer of NationsShares.
  • Q&A panel with the speakers and audience. 


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Dane Stangler: Startup Genome

Dane Stangler is Chief Policy Officer at Startup Genome, focusing on data assessment and policy analysis for entrepreneurial ecosystems around the world. He is Director of Policy Innovation at the Progressive Policy Institute, with a focus on the future of economic growth and innovation. He is also a Senior Advisor to the Global Entrepreneurship NetworkPreviously, Stangler ran the Research & Policy department at the Kauffman Foundation.

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Scott Nations is the President and Chief Investment Officer of NationsShares and a bestselling author. Additionally, Scott is a Contributor to CNBC and regularly appears on-air to discuss markets, current economic events, and the outlook for a variety of financial vehicles. Prior to founding NationsShares, Scott was a member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and was a market maker and floor manager for a leading S&P index options trading firm. 

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Tony DeLisi: Avalanche Consulting

Tony is Avalanche Consulting’s Vice President, where he focuses on workforce and economic development strategies, project management, research, and client support. He is passionate about helping communities build on their competitive strengths to address challenges, inspire innovation, and grow in an inclusive manner. DeLisi led the 2017 Align Amarillo strategic plan. Prior to joining Avalanche, Tony was Director of Research at the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce