Kevin Carter, President & CEO of Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (Amarillo EDC), has been honored with the prestigious title of one of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers of 2023 by Consultant Connect. This recognition is a testament to his outstanding contributions to economic development and leadership, as well as his commitment to fostering growth and prosperity within the community.
The accolade is particularly noteworthy as recipients are peer-nominated. Kevin’s nomination stems from his exceptional efforts in elevating both the Amarillo EDC and the community it serves. Under his dynamic leadership, Amarillo has experienced unprecedented growth and success over the last three years. He has been a driving force behind initiatives that have not only enhanced the economic landscape of Amarillo but also created a positive image for the region on a national scale. “I am extremely proud of the dedication of our team over these past few years. Their passion and enthusiasm for growth in Amarillo has allowed us to see success in many areas,” Kevin says.
When asked about the source of fulfillment in his career, Kevin stated, “Creating wealth and career opportunities for generations to come is as meaningful as it gets for me.” His dedication to fostering sustainable economic growth reflects a commitment to leaving a lasting impact on the community and its residents.
Kevin also expressed his admiration for the unique qualities of the Amarillo community, stating, “The warmth and generosity of the people are unparalleled. The ‘Panhandle Spirit’ is evident in the everyday gestures of kindness, from smiles and open doors to uplifting words when they are needed the most.”
Kevin remains dedicated to his mission of creating a vibrant and prosperous future for Amarillo, guided by the principles of hard work, innovation, and community spirit. The honor of being named among North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers is a well-deserved acknowledgment of his outstanding achievements and the positive impact he has made on the economic landscape of Amarillo.
The Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (Amarillo EDC) is the primary economic development engine of the Amarillo community, responsible for industry growth and job creation through business attraction and retention initiatives. The mission of the Amarillo EDC is to attract businesses to Amarillo which offer highly skilled, highly-paid positions; to expand and retain existing local businesses in Amarillo; and to foster a business environment conducive to entrepreneurship. Learn more at www.amarilloedc.com.
Director of Marketing & Workforce Initiatives