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What just happened?

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

What is PTAC?

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

Abilene Industrial Foundation Completes Hiring in Key Positions

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.