WTAMU to Make New Home in Amarillo

West Texas A & M is making a new home in Amarillo. WTAMU is looking for at least 15,000 square feet to set up shop in the heart of the city.

They want to start offering graduate programs and upper division courses there this fall. One local economic leader says that'll not only attract students to Amarillo, but convince high achievers to stick around.

Our success in the future like anybody else's is 'Do we keep our trained, educated folks here and find jobs for them to take so they don't have to go somewhere else? asks Larry"Buzz" David, president of the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation.

David says the university's new Amarillo center will play a key role in persuading people to raise a family in the same place they receive a competitive education.