Did you know that the Abilene Industrial Foundation (AIF), a key contributor to the Chamber’s mission, has served our community since 1956? That is 64 years and counting. Over the course of time, the effort of the AIF has been adjusted to meet the changing, competitive landscape of industry retention and attraction. Last week, I
If you watched the news last week, you saw an important evolution in the way Abilene and our region competes for jobs and capital investment. And while all of those media accounts were accurate, I want to make sure you hear from me on what the “realignment” between the Chamber’s Abilene Industrial Foundation and the Development Corporation
Editor’s note: Today’s article comes to us from Rich Lyles who serves as the Northwest Texas Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Program Manager. As I’ve mentioned in previous articles your Chamber, as an independent contractor to the DCOA, is working to align the AIF, the SBDC, the federal PTAC program and much more to meet the needs of
The Abilene Industrial Foundation (AIF), the longstanding economic development arm of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to the Develop Abilene team. Helen Usera, Ed.D, will serve as Director, Business Retention & Expansion (BRE) for the AIF, while Brent Schroeder will serve as Director, Emerging Business.