Bell Helicopter is expanding for the seventh time and that means hundreds of new jobs are coming to Amarillo.
When all is said and done, 459 new jobs are expected from this latest expansion. Those jobs will be added gradually over the next four years, and are on top of the hundreds that already exist at Bell Helicopter. Amarillo Economic Development Corporation Vice President Steve Pritchett says, "by the time this most recent expansion is completed there will be over 1500 people directly employed within that industry so that's pretty significant. Those are highly skilled, above average wage jobs."