In January, the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (Amarillo EDC) hosted its inaugural State of the Economy event. With nearly 300 attendees, the event provided local residents with an update on Amarillo's economy and economic insight from national experts. Scott Nations, Chief Investment Officer of NationsShares, bestselling author, and CNBC contributor discussed how macroeconomic issues affect the growth of the Amarillo community and Tony DeLisi, Vice President of Avalanche Consulting, discussed Amarillo's economic trends and the future of Amarillo's workforce.
The event received significant media engagement, including live interviews on Amarillo's News Channel 10 morning show the day before to promote the event. All major TV stations in the market attended the State of the Economy and conducted interviews with Amarillo EDC spokespeople, Nations, and DeLisi. In total, the event was featured 22 times on local TV broadcast, received coverage on local news radio, and set the tone for a successful year for Amarillo through the leadership of the Amarillo EDC.