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GROWING BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS The opening of Hilmar Cheese in 2007 brought many value-aded agriculture services to the area including veterinary services, dairy equipment dealers, Although agriculture is a major part of the area’s healthy economy, retailers construction companies, electricians, concrete businesses and more. The and other businesses find opportunities for success in Panhandle economic impact of this state-of-the-art manufacturing facility will affect communities as well. The workforce is diverse and includes skilled labor, the entire area, including Amarillo, for years to come. The final phases of public safety officers and other professionals. their expansion has reached completion and has made Hilmar one of the Dalhart is home to a number of locally owned retail businesses, restaurants area’s largest employers. and quaint antique stores. If you are looking for new trends or old-world The Chamber and member businesses work together to provide incentives antiques, Dalhart has it all and more! More businesses are opening and for consumers to shop locally. Ad in quality service and it is easy to see why local businesses continue to grow. Dalhart is the hub of business for the area. Shoppers flock to this area in a Several groups have contributed to Dalhart’s successful economic time of national recession and high fuel costs. development including the City of Dalhart and Dallam and Hartley Texline was built on agriculture and it continues as the driving economic counties, as they established the Dalhart Economic Development force today. One of the largest employers, Poole Chemical, sells various Corporation. Assistance through the 4B sales tax has resulted in several liquid and dry fertilizer products. Other businesses include A & I Parts, improvement projects including the remodeled coliseum, swimming pool Alliance Irrigation, Burns Do It Center, Diller Crop Insurance, Stainless renovations and more. The High Ground of Texas and the High Plains Dairy Distributor, Texline Inn, Texline Meat Processing, Texline State Bank, Tri- Council have also contributed to the area’s successful economy. State Recycling, restaurants and convenience store. Most of the economic activity in Hartley County is found along Highway 385. In Hartley, locals gather with travelers for coffee and news at the Hartley Co-op (Dalhart Consumers) and the Country Kitchen and Gifts. One of the largest employers, Hartley Feeders, is located a few miles west. Agriculture-related businesses in Channing include Cates Bridle Bit Inc., Cross M Cattle Productions and Sooner Trading. The Cowgirl Cafe and the Channing Mercantile are on Highway 385. Don Ray, renowned Texas Panhandle artist, spent his entire professional art career in Channing starting in 1971. Since his untimely death in 2006, a limited amount of original artwork is still available, as well as fine giclee reproductions of several of his paintings. New businesses, like Tractor Supply are opening up in Dalhart, chamber welcomes them with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. MAJOR EMPLOYERS Employees Alco Discount Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . discount store . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Cargill Pork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pork producer . . . . . . . . . . . 253 Cargill Sweet Bran . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . feed production . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Cattle feedlots (5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . cattle feeding . . . . . . . . . . . . 235 City of Dalhart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . city government . . . . . . . . . . 67 CSS Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . potato producer . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Dairies (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . milk production . . . . . . . . . 375 Local businesses show support and are involved in many local activities, like KXIT Radio Station. Dalhart Consumers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ag co-op . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 CHAMBER-MEMBER Dalhart Independent School District . . . . . . . . . . . public education . . . . . . . . . 293 FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS Dallam and Hartley counties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . county government . . . . . . . . 95 Adresses are Dalhart 79022 unless otherwise noted. Dallam/Hartley County Hospital District . . . . . . . health care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280 Capitol Farm Credit (Federal Land Bank) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (806) 249-2616 Financial institutions (6) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . banks/savings and loans . . . . 75 2921 FM 281; PO Box 1911 • www.agmoney.com Frontier Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fuel distributor . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Dalhart Federal Savings & Loan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (806) 249-8561 Hilmar Cheese Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . cheese producer . . . . . . . . . 415 502 Denrock; PO Box 1509 • www.dalhartfederal.com Poole Chemical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ag chemicals . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 First National Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (806) 244-4526 302 Denrock • fnbdalhart.com Rita Blanca Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . electric co-op . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 First State Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (806) 249-5513 Texas Dept . of Criminal Justice-Dalhart Unit . . . . state government . . . . . . . . 227 1601 E. 16th St. • www.firstclassbanking.com Toot & Totum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuel/Convenience Stores . . . 50 Great Plains Ag Credit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (806) 935-6851 1315 E. 1st St.; PO Box 1267, Dumas 79029 • www.farmcreditbank.com Union Pacific . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . railroad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248 Happy State Bank & Trust Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (806) 249-2265 United Supermarket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . groceries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164 312 E. 2nd St.; PO Box 101 • www.happybank.com XIT Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . telephone/TV/internet . . . . . 35 Wells Fargo Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (806) 244-7000 1723 Tennessee; PO Box 700 • www.wellsfargo.com 8


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