State parks can make visitors go “ahhh,” but those visitors also open their wallets making significant economic impacts in surrounding communities, and the Texas Panhandle’s parks are no different.
Bell Helicopter will have a new ramp for testing its tiltrotors after the Amarillo Economic Development Corp. board of directors voted Thursday to give the company a $3 million construction grant.
“It’s a sophisticated ramp a tiltrotor can be attached to,” said AEDC President and CEO Buzz David. “It will actually simulate flying.”
The Amarillo EDC hosted representatives of Megabarre, a Brazil-based manufacturer of electrical busbar trunking products who visited Amarillo on November 17-20. During their stay, they had productive meetings with engineering consultants, wholesale supplier firms, technical training professionals at Amarillo College, and legal advisors. While here, they also had the opportunity to enjoy Texas steaks, see Palo Duro Canyon, visit the world-famous Cadillac Ranch pictured below, and experience good old-fashioned Amarillo hospitality.
WT Enterprise Center is hosting Global Entrepreneurship Week November 17th-20th, as an official partner of Global Entrepreneurship Week USA.The WT Enterprise Center has arranged a variety of events for local entrepreneurs and business owners to celebrate their success and support the growing entrepreneurial community.
Amarillo City Council now must decide whether to proceed with plans to bring a $45 million Embassy Suites convention hotel to downtown Amarillo, part of a $92 million public-private partnership.
The Amarillo Local Government Corp. board voted 5-1 Wednesday to recommend the city allow the board to ink draft contracts for construction of the hotel and an associated $14.3 million parking garage with ground-floor retail space.