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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
11Dec2015

Calling It How He Sees It

Plano Star Courier Former secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell was in town to speak to the Collin County Business Alliance. About 400 business and civic leaders were on hand to hear Powell discuss his past and present experiences. While much of the talk focused on light-hearted anecdotes
02Dec2015

CCBA Survey Finds North Texas Businesses Cite Cyberattacks as a Top Business Concern

Preventing a diverse range of cyberattacks is a priority for businesses   The threat of cyberattack is a top concern for business professionals recently surveyed at the Cybersecurity Leadership Forum in Plano, which was organized by the Collin County Business Alliance (CCBA). The majority (60 percent) of those surveyed are very concerned about the consequences
02Nov2015

2015 Transportation op-ed

Our state lawmakers passed several bills this year addressing the important topic of transportation and now it is the voters’ turn to have their voices heard. The Collin County Business Alliance (CCBA) encourages voters to approve Proposition 7 on November 3.  If approved, Proposition 7 will provide additional funding to improve highway infrastructure to meet
27Jun2015

Mayors Convene to Promote Unity During Region’s Growth

Dallas Morning News

PLANO — Leaders from business, government and education gathered Friday to talk about the challenges and opportunities that come with Collin County's rapid growth. To be successful as it grows to what some estimates say will be 2.5 million people, Collin county will have to create partnerships to solve some of its most vexing problems. And that is the goal of the Collin County Business Alliance which hosted Friday's Mayoral Summit.
27Jun2015

Collin County Leaders Stress Unity in Addressing Growth, Infrastructure Needs

Celina Record

A morning commute or shoreline drive along the lake – at least until recent rains – shows everything one needs to know about Collin County’s greatest needs. Growth is here and it’s coming, quickly – now it’s a matter of keeping pace with infrastructure. How to do that has government leaders scrambling. At least for an afternoon, they seemed to recognize the ideal approach: Join forces.  
19Jun2015

Annual Mayoral Summit Focuses on Collin County’s Future

Community Impact News
Tickets are available for the Collin County Business Alliance’s annual mayoral summit on Friday, June 26 at the the Capital One Plano Conference Center, 8036 Dominion Parkway. The summit, which will address challenges facing the growth and prosperity of Collin County, will feature a six-person mayoral panel discussion with mayors from Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Plano, Richardson and Wylie, business-government round tables and a presentation by keynote speaker and author of “The Solution Revolution” William D. Eggers.
16Jun2015

Collin County Needs Your Voice & Your Involvement on June 26

Collin County is booming. Those of us who live here and do business here see it firsthand as we watch the massive influx of top-notch retailers, service businesses, home builders and professionals into Plano, Frisco, McKinney and so many other great cities.

But with growth comes growing pains. As the Dallas Morning News’ Brandon Formby reported in its May 24 story, ensuring Collin County has the transportation infrastructure to support rapid, substantial growth is a concern. Similarly, Formby pointed to the pressing need for additional quality schools in these high-growth cities, quoting Frisco Mayor Maher Maso as saying: “The secret isn’t in chasing numbers, but in providing ‘the quality of services and education’ that people want…Seventeen years ago, we had five schools…Today, we have 61.”