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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
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.”
13Jun2015

Public Eye: CCBA Policy Forum

CCBA_Neighbors_go_LRDallas Business Journal

Rove, Yajnik address CCBA policy forum. Top local execs attended the Collin County Business Alliance Policy Forum April 16 to learn about key issues under consideration in the 84th TX Leg. Report. From left: Sanjiv Yajnik, CCBA chair and pres. of Capital One‘s financial services division and Karl Rove, former dep. chief of staff & senior advisor to Pres. George W. Bush. 
11Jun2015

Collin County Business Alliance Hosts Annual Mayoral Summit June 26th

DALLAS – June 10, 2015 – On Friday, June 26, the Collin County Business Alliance (CCBA) will host its annual Mayoral Summit featuring keynote speaker and author of The Solution Revolution, William D. Eggers, a six-person mayoral panel discussion with mayors from Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Plano, Richardson and Wylie, and business-government round tables.
08May2015

81 Business Organizations Support $200 Million Appropriation for Texas Enterprise Fund

The Collin County Business Alliance recently showed it's support for the Texas Enterprise Fund in a letter to Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Patrick, Speaker Straus, Comptroller Hegar and the Senate & House Budget Conferees. Here is an excerpt from the letter: "We represent more than 20,000 member companies throughout the state. Our people and our companies have benefited from Texas' economic strength. Despite tremendous job creation in the last six years, we are mindful that Texas lost 25,000 net jobs in March 2015. As Texas' economic growth moderates, the importance of recruiting blue-chip company relocations and expansions grows. Please make all efforts to achieve a minimum $200 million investment in the Texas Enterprise Fund.