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The Palo Duro Canyon State Park is a mountain biker’s dream, a rock climber’s delight and for those who simply want to take in the view, the scenery here is spectacular. Dramatic and vividly hued sandstone cliffs extend 800 feet and 120 miles long. Even more impressive: The view of an unlimited future in the hard-working, pro-business, pro-family community of Canyon, Texas, where the extraordinary character of the land is matched by the rock-solid character of the people.

While it may have taken eons for the Red River to sculpt Palo Duro’s sensational sandstone panoramas, the city of Canyon has carved out a dynamic environment ideal for global industry in just a few short generations. Canyon has risen from its cattle ranching roots to become a uniquely attractive business location where companies will find sure-footed success, climbing higher with assets that include:

Strategic location: Just 18 minutes from Amarillo and I-40, and just 1.5 miles from I-27, Canyon positions your company for speed and access. Major western markets such as Albuquerque and Oklahoma City are approximately 4 hours away and Lubbock is only 2 hours away.

Superior quality of life: The air is clear here, and so is the focus on quality in every endeavor, from top-ranked schools to well-tended parks to a world-class museum that’s drawn praise and visitors from all over the nation. The city continues to leverage a favorable tax structure to nurture vibrant, sustainable growth. For those who are seeking the ideal work-life balance, Canyon combines the best of small-town life with the metro amenities of Amarillo just minutes away. The shopping in Amarillo is excellent and the quality of life in Canyon is something you just can’t buy.

West Texas A&M University: Founded in 1910 as a teacher’s college, the university joined the Texas A&M system in 1993 and since then has earned national rankings and recognition, in Princeton’s Review, U.S. News, Newsweek and The Daily Beast. Home to the nation’s largest group of synthetic athletic fields at the new $21 million Buffalo Sports Park, West Texas A&M is also prime turf for academic achievement in broad-ranging programs of study as well as leading academic and technical research. WTAMU, for example, is home to one of the world’s largest advanced wind turbine test facilities. Steady growth in enrollment has resulted in annual numbers exceeding 8,000 students—adding the strength of numbers, skills and brainpower to Canyon’s dynamic labor pool.

Performance-ready workforce: The people are in place, and so are the elements for productivity. Those include a school system that produces higher than average ACT scores, a leading university feeding the workforce with well-educated workers, and a proud tradition of hard work that dates back to Canyon’s history as a cattle producer. Factor in the industry-tested workforce training provided by the state of Texas, and the result is a 21st century team that is skilled and ready to take on the challenges of global manufacturing.

Location and quality of life, education and workforce—when you and your operation are ready to climb, the place to be is Canyon. 


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