Abilene Works

March 9, 2020Marissa Thompson, Director of Talent and Development of the Abilene Industrial Foundation

More than 77,300 civilians work in Abilene, Texas. The average wage in Abilene across all industries is $19.85/hour, this is … Read More >

WORKING on WORKFORCE

February 14, 2020Marissa Thompson, Director of Talent and Development

CTE Signing Day Abilene has a 77,300 plus civilians within our labor force. When we look at our regional labor … Read More >

Well, there IS some good news…

November 11, 2019Doug Peters, President and CEO of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce

Although it doesn’t make our community’s ability to secure quality employees any easier, the good news is that workforce challenges … Read More >

Building Entrepreneurs

May 20, 2019

On Friday, May 17th, the BE In Abilene program awarded $200,000 in cash to two local entrepreneurs who competed in … Read More >

Abilene: The Key City

March 1, 2019Marissa Thompson, Director of Talent Development Abilene Industrial Foundation

Key: (noun) something used to open or unlock; (adjective) something of paramount or crucial importance. Both definitions speak true of … Read More >

The Importance of the M Factor

February 8, 2019Doug Peters, President and CEO of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce

You know how every now and then there’s news about a community being ranked as the number one place in … Read More >