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13Dec2016

U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson Receives CCBA Leadership Award

The Collin County Business Alliance (CCBA) honored U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson with the 2016 Collin County Leadership award for his leadership and service to the region. “I want to thank you for the honor of being chosen for this year’s Leadership Award,” Johnson said. “This award is made all the more special because it comes
12Oct2016

Skills gap poses ‘clear and present danger’ in North Texas

Dallas Business Journal   To be a world-class business location, it’s critical for North Texas to attract the best talent from around the country and world.   But a skills gap exists here and nationwide preventing young adults from landing jobs in growing industries and threatening North Texas’ economic prosperity, business executives and education leaders
12Aug2016

Collin County Business Alliance names three new board members

Dallas Business Journal   The Collin County Business Alliance announced today it had appointed three new board members to its Board of Directors.  The three new CCBA board members are Michael Dardick, Fehmi Karahan and Donnie Nelson.   “We are excited to have these three outstanding leaders join the CCBA Board,” CCBA Chairman and Capital
11Jul2016

Survey: Collin County deemed a ‘recommended business location’

McKinney Courier-Gazette   An overwhelming majority of area business leaders support Collin County as a recommended business location, according to the Collin County Business Alliance (CCBA). A survey distributed to attendees at this year’s CCBA State of the Business luncheon found that 94 percent of respondents were “extremely likely” or “likely” to recommend the county as
25May2016

Gov. Abbott discusses the on-going success of Collin County

North Dallas Gazette   A crowd of 400 attendees gathered last Friday for the inaugural Collin County Business Alliance State of the Business luncheon.  The event featured a conversation with Gov. Gregg Abbott on the state of business in Texas and the inspiration behind his book “Broken but Unbowed.” “Collin County is a vibrant example
20May2016

Booming job growth brings challenges for Collin County

Dallas Business Journal With its relatively low taxes, solid school systems and hands-off regulatory environment, Collin County has been a magnet for relocating and expanding companies of all sizes. But all of those new jobs and people bring challenges such as traffic congestion and the need for more police officers, new fire stations and schools.
20Jan2016

Options for Keeping Up with Collin County’s Growth

Dallas Morning News Sanjiv Yajnik, chair of the Collin County Business Alliance and a Capital One executive, said that growth is what keeps the local economy and quality of life vibrant. “At the same time, it’s imperative that our road projects adequately meet the growth before it comes,” Yajnik said. Plano and Collin County officials are currently
11Dec2015

Collin County Business Alliance welcomes Colin Powell at anniversary luncheon

Community Impact News   Elected officials and community and business leaders welcomed former secretary of state Colin Powell as the keynote speaker at the Collin County Business Alliance’s fourth anniversary luncheon at the Capital One Plano Conference Center Dec. 10. During his speech, Powell spoke about the importance of leadership in today’s businesses and in the community