Join us for the annual             State of the Economy

Thursday, March 2, 2023.  Program begins at 7:30 A.M. Breakfast is provided.
401 S Buchanan St, Amarillo, TX 79101

About the event:

Join us on March 2, 2023, from 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. at the Amarillo Civic Center - Heritage Room for an update on Amarillo's economy and a deep dive into macro-economic issues and how they impact the Amarillo community.

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, breakfast will be provided. There are limited seats available, RSVP today!


Event Agenda:

  • 7:00 AM  - Doors Open / Breakfast
  • 7:30 AM - Program Begins
  • 8:15 AM - Q&A 
  • 8:30 AM - Workforce Attraction & Retention Breakout Sessions
  • 9:00 AM - Thank you and dismissal 

*Event agenda subject to change

REBECCA GEHMAN - Opportunity@Work

Rebecca Gehman is a noted talent attraction thought leader and consultant, and is currently an advisor to Opportunity@Work - a nonprofit focused on re-wiring the labor market to help employers tap into new talent pools. Previously, she was the Director of Talent Attraction at DCI - the leader in place marketing, where she co-authored the industry’s seminal report: “Talent Wars: What People Look for in Jobs and Locations.” She has presented talent research at conferences for the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, Southern Economic Development Council, Northeast Economic Development Association, City Nation Place, and more. Rebecca has helped dozens of economic development organizations, mayors, and governors promote their locations to investors and talent. 



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