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Amarillo EDC News & Press

  • Posted: 
    10/22/2014
    Author: rhales

    Two wind farms that could cost a total of just more than $1 billion have increased their profiles recently, one to be built near Dawn and the other under construction north of Dimmitt.

    Sharyland Utilities, an electricity transmission company, filed an interconnection agreement with Unity Wind on Friday at the Texas Public Utility Commission. According to the filing, the wind farm would be in northeast Deaf Smith County near Dawn and have a capacity of up to 240 megawatts.

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  • Posted: 
    10/22/2014
    Author: rhales

    With the completion of the State Long Range Transportation Plan (SLRTP) for 2035 and the development of the Texas Transportation Plan for 2040, the Texas Department of Transportation has recognized something that most of us already know-the Texas population and economy are growing, quickly. In the SLRTP 2035 report, completed in 2010, TxDOT recognizes that the economic expansion and accompanying population explosion cannot be supported by the current statewide transportation infrastructure.

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  • Posted: 
    10/15/2014
    Author: rhales

     From Hooters to Dairy Queen, existing Amarillo businesses are getting nips and tucks.

    Amarillo has recorded a 15 percent increase in construction spending so far this year, but don’t think the activity only reflects a continued roofing boom.

    Through Sept. 30, the city of Amarillo issued permits for projects worth $411 million, compared with $350 million in projects through the third quarter last year, according to an Amarillo Globe-News analysis of city permit reports.

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  • Posted: 
    10/02/2014
    Author: ashton@amarilloedc.com

    Amarillo's very own Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum (PPHM) has been inducted into the Best of Amarillo Hall of Fame and is an Amarillo Globe-News “Best of Amarillo” 2014 Award Winner. They won "Best Museum/Art Gallery" for the 10th straight year. Congratulations PPHM!

    See the Hall of Fame winners here.

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  • Posted: 
    10/02/2014
    Author: ashton@amarilloedc.com

    Source: WalletHub.com

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