Amarillo Area

Business Climate

  • Major Business Clusters: Energy, Food Processing, Health Services, Manufacturing, Retail

  • Major Employers: Bell Helicopter, Cargill, Gestamp Renewable Industries, MWI-Micro Beef, Owens Corning, Pantex, Tyson Foods

Metro Area/Talent

  • Region Population: 279,720

  • Workforce Population: 130,600

  • Higher Education: Amarillo College

  • Health-Related Education: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - Amarillo


  • Interstate Highways: I-27, I-40

  • Airports: Amarillo International Airport

  • Railroad Carriers (Class I): BNSF Railway
  • Foreign Trade Zones: One - No. 252 Amarillo

Counties and Quick Links

Potter County, Randall County: Amarillo

Other Counties: Armstrong County, Carson County, Oldham County

Sources: Metropolitan Areas, Office of the Governor Economic Development & Tourism, Texas Health and Human Services, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas Workforce Commission