A strong economy and low unemployment are the reasons Texas Governor Rick Perry has announed a tax cut for small businesses across the state.
Those attributes are also evident in Amarillo.
In 2007, the state of Texas created more jobs than any other state in the nation, which resulted in record-low unemployment.
Amarillo is in keeping with that trend. The city's unemployment rate hovers just about three percent. Gary Mohlberg of the Chamber of Commerce says the many areas of labor in Amarillo make a huge contribution to the low unemployment rate.