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Money To Bring Your Business To Amarillo

Brian R. Jennings
Business Development Manager
The Amarillo Economic Development Corporation
801 South Fillmore, Suite 205
Amarillo, TX 79101,  806-379-6411

  Interview Highlights

  • They offer incentive programs, including cash to start or bring a business to Amarillo.
  • They work with the companies to present a proposal to be presented to the city government for approval for funding.
  • The size of business they help is usually businesses that create at least 15 to 20 jobs.
  • The also help existing businesses with 15 or more employees grow with grant incentives.
  • Their board is adverse to giving grant money to start-ups, but they can help in other ways by pointing them to other resources in the state.
  • The workforce people have dollars to help train employees.
  • They help companies identify this money.
  • Texas Enterprise Fund is a deal making fund that they tap into to help companies locate in Amarillo.
Additional Note : Entrepreneurs who want to start or expand a business that brings revenue into the community can compete for $75,000 out of a $300,000 in a business plan competition available from the Amarillo EnterPrize Challenge: