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Collin County Business Alliance, Keynote Speaker Karl Rove Urge Local Business Leaders to Learn about 84th Texas Legislature Report

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Serving as the voice for the business community, CCBA works to educate businesses and citizens about important local issues, advocating for individual and collective action. The CCBA hosts quarterly events such as the policy forum to help local business leaders stay abreast of current events and educate them on important issues shaping the future of Collin County.

Collin County Business Alliance, Keynote Speaker Karl Rove Urge Local Business Leaders to Learn about 84th Texas Legislature Report


Collin County area mayors, CEOs, and other top executives attended the Collin County Business Alliance (CCBA) Policy Forum April 16 to learn about key issues under consideration in the 84th Texas Legislature Report.

The forum, part of CCBA’s ongoing commitment to collaborate with government and facilitate community interests, was held at the Capital One Conference Center in Plano. Issues of particular interest included taxes, higher education, early childhood education, transportation, border security and ethics reform.

Collaborative attraction: Collin County Business Alliance fosters united voice

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The Collin County Business Alliance is putting its action where its mission is in terms of attracting businesses to the area. Now with about 40 members, mostly CEOs of local companies, the CCBA celebrated its third anniversary this month. The organization and its influence have grown, and its goal remains clearer than ever: Ensure quality education, transportation and a sufficient water supply countywide.

Proposition 1 key for Collin County business growth

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As Texas, in particular Collin County, continues its rapid growth by attracting new businesses to the area, it is vitally important that our community has the infrastructure to accommodate this growth. It is for this reason that the Collin County Business Alliance (CCBA) urges the passage of Proposition 1, which would allow for more than $1.6 billion to be transferred to the state highway fund to help in the construction, completion and maintenance of our state’s roads and highways. Our county has taken center stage in recent months, following the decision by Toyota Motor Corp. to move its North American headquarters to Plano from California.

Collin County mayors take on transportation issues

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The mayors of Plano, Allen, McKinney, Frisco and Wylie made their comments during a transportation summit hosted by the Collin County Business Alliance at the Capital One campus in Plano. Richardson’s mayor also attended.

Collin County Leaders Talk Transportation


Collin County leaders say transportation goes hand-in-hand with economic development. On Thursday, the Collin County Business Alliance, which is made up of employees of some of the major corporations in West Plano, such as Capital One, hosted a transportation summit. The CCBA brings local leaders together for meetings about issues it has identified as critical to the business community, including education, water and transportation.

Stressing the Importance of Education in Collin County

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Collin County is one of fastest growing counties in the country. With a population that is growing, the demand for quality education becomes even greater. That's why Collin County Business Alliance recently partnered with Collin College for an Education Summit.

Shapiro Takes Over at CCBA

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The new head of the Collin County Business Alliance is no stranger to public service in Collin County.

Former Texas Sen. Florence Shapiro recently was appointed executive director of the organization, which celebrated its two-year anniversary in December. Shapiro, who served as Plano mayor before representing the county in Austin, said the 45-member organization has made a positive impact in its brief existence but needs more members to fully realize its potential...