Join us for the annual             State of the Economy luncheon

Wednesday, February 2, 2022. Doors open at 11:00 A.M., lunch begins at 11:30
401 S Buchanan St, Amarillo, TX 79101

About the event:

Join us on February 2, 2022 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the Heritage Room of the Amarillo Civic Center for an update on Amarillo's economy and a deep dive into macro-economic issues and how they impact the Amarillo community.

Headlining the event will be the keynote speaker, Dr. Anne Macy.
Dr. Macy is an Edwards Professor of Finance at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas. 

The event will include a moderated question and answer discussion with Dr. Macy. 

Additionally, Amarillo Economic Development Corporation President and CEO, Kevin Carter, will give an update on the Amarillo EDC's latest projects and initiatives. 

This event is free and open to the public, lunch will be provided. There are limited seats available, RSVP today!

Face masks are strongly encouraged, this event will be live-streamed on the Amarillo EDC Facebook page. 


Event Agenda:

  • 11:00 AM - Doors Open
  • 11:30 AM - Lunch Opens
  • 12:00 PM - Program Begins
  • 12:40 PM - Question & Answer with Dr. Macy
  • 12:52 PM - Amarillo EDC Update with Kevin Carter
  • 1:00 PM - Thank you and dismissal 

*Event agenda subject to change

Keynote Speaker - Dr. Anne Macy

Dr. Anne Macy joined the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business in 1998. Dr. Macy did her undergraduate work at the University of South Dakota, graduating summa cum laude and as an Honors Scholar with a B.A. in economics. She completed minors in business administration, German, classical humanities, and modern dance while at USD. She has a master’s degree in economics and a Ph.D. in economics with a minor in finance from Texas Tech University. She was named the Edwards Professor of Finance in 2008.    

Dr. Anne Macy’s main teaching areas are security analysis, investments, portfolio management, and health care corporate finance. Dr. Macy is also the Director of the Student-Managed Investment Fund. The SMIF is a stock portfolio of funds that the finance students manage. It is one of the largest sources of scholarships for the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business. Dr. Macy is currently the editor of the Southwestern Economic Review. Dr. Macy serves on the Amarillo Area Foundation’s Investment Board. She is also a frequent speaker for various community organizations including the Amarillo Realtors Association and the Texas Panhandle Builders Association. She was the recipient of the Paul & Virginia Engler College of Business Professional Service Award in 2021.