The Route to Success

Welcoming to thriving businesses and families alike, Amarillo is the place to be for companies that care about both their success and their employees’ quality of life. With central access to major U.S. markets via 2 rail lines, a highly skilled workforce, and a cost of living that’s well below the rest of Texas and the country, Amarillo’s paved the route to lasting success.

Amarillo Economic Development Corporation

A big part of this success stems from the guidance and financial assistance from the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (EDC). We promote business expansion in the greater Amarillo area to build a stronger, more diversified economy and increase the economic vitality and wealth of the community.

From Forecast to Fruition

Between now and 2018, the Amarillo EDC will help bring the Perryman Group’s forecast to fruition:

  • 13,000 new jobs
  • $2.13 billion more in gross product every year
    • Representing a 4.14% increase

These increases are in addition to the economic success we’ve already brought to the people and businesses of Amarillo over the past 25 years:

  • 1 in 3 jobs in Amarillo area is linked to an Amarillo EDC project
  • 54,141 permanent jobs in the Amarillo Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)
  • $5.5 billion in gross product each year
    • 44.4% of the economy
    • 62.8% incremental growth since the inception of the organization.

Helping You Do Business in Amarillo

Board of Directors
Meet our five-member board helping shape our direction. LEARN MORE

Our seven-member team is ready to help you do business here. LEARN MORE

2016 Vision
We’re looking ahead to another successful year of moving businesses ahead. LEARN MORE

Annual Report
Get a clear perspective on what we accomplished and how we did it. LEARN MORE

EnterPrize Challenge
See what we’re doing to support entrepreneurs with $500K grant funds and how you can apply. LEARN MORE

Contact Us
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Connect With Us

Doug Nelson

Interim President & CEO

Brian Jennings, CEcD, EDFP

Senior Vice President, Business Development

Steve Pritchett, CEcD

Vice President, Business Development

Reagan Hales

Director, Marketing & Communications

Andy Arias

Servicing Officer, Financial Services

Chris Lyles

Office Administrator