Local, Regional and State Allies
Collaboration with entities that support our mission not only enhances the effectiveness of our organization, but helps local businesses further economic development efforts in our city, state, and nation. The Amarillo EDC maintains relationships with the following organizations that support our mission:
Amarillo College: The Amarillo EDC collaborates with Amarillo College on a number of educational and workforce initiatives to enrich our local business environment.
Amarillo Chamber of Commerce: The Amarillo EDC supports the Chamber not only monetarily but by active participation in events and activities.
City of Amarillo: The Amarillo EDC works extensively with the employees of the City through the City Manager’s office, Planning & Zoning, Engineering, Public Works, Code Enforcement, Airport and Traffic Engineering.
Governor of Texas, Economic Development: The Amarillo EDC will aggressively respond to opportunity generated by the state to attract businesses with high wages and highly skilled positions to Amarillo.
High Ground of Texas: The High Ground of Texas is an economic development marketing coalition consisting of a 60-county region in the Panhandle and South Plains of Texas. Take a look at their 20th Anniversary video to learn more.
Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor: Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor is a planned four-lane divided highway that will facilitate the efficient transportation of goods and people from Mexico through West Texas to Denver, CO.
Team Texas: Team Texas is a committee of the TEDC comprised of representatives from 55 communities across the state, who work cooperatively to market Texas as a business location.
Texas Department of Agriculture: Amarillo EDC is a member of the Texas Department of Agriculture's GO TEXAN program, which represents Texas agri-business on state, national and international levels by building recognition for the GO TEXAN mark and helping the general public find Texas products.
Texas Panhandle Regional Development Corporation (TPRDC): TPRDC works with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and private-sector lenders to provide financing to small businesses or business start-ups to secure long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings.
West Texas A&M University Enterprise Center: The Amarillo EDC works very closely with the Enterprise Center in its role as the business incubator for Amarillo. The organization administers the Amarillo EnterPrize Challenge business plan competition.
West Texas A&M University Small Business Development Center (SBDC): The SBDC provides professional business consulting, training, and research to regional businesses. Most programs and services are provided at no cost through an arrangement with the Small Business Administration.