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31Oct2014

Proposition 1 key for Collin County business growth

CCBA_proposition1Allen American

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.
25Sep2014

Collin County mayors take on transportation issues

CCBA_transportation_photoDallas Morning News

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.
25Sep2014

Collin County Leaders Talk Transportation

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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.
18Mar2014

Stressing the Importance of Education in Collin County

CCBA_good_morning_texas ABC WFAA-TV, Good Morning Texas

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.
06Mar2014

Shapiro Takes Over at CCBA

ccba_floranceAllen American

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...
28Feb2014

Editorial: Education reform big, bold, together

Dallas Morning News

Free community college.

That was a big idea laid down by the governor of Tennessee recently, and for the right reasons. Gov. Bill Haslam, a Republican, leads a state with a mediocre college-going rate. Improving those numbers would upgrade that state’s workforce and, therefore, its economy. Tennessee’s proposal is a dramatic gesture intended to spur action.

Texas has similar challenges that require dramatic measures. Despite steady gains in producing college graduates, we still occupy low and middling rungs nationally on educational attainment. The competition is stiff out there...
28Feb2014

Business and Education Leaders Collaborate at Collin College Forum

Allen American

collincollegeWhat is the role of the business community in public education?

That was the question area business and education leaders set out to answer Wednesday during the Collin County Business Alliance’s inaugural education summit, hosted by Collin College. The general consensus was that collaboration between businesses and schools, as well as neighboring school districts, would be beneficial...
27Feb2014

CCBA and Collin College Hosted First Education Summit

CCBA_mckinneyonline_educationsummitMcKinney Online

Joining forces to address critical education issues facing the region, Collin County business and academic leaders participated in the first-ever Collin County Education Summit on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at the Collin College Higher Education Center in McKinney. The event was co-hosted by the Collin County Business Alliance (CCBA) and Collin College.

Attendees of the event included local superintendents, school board presidents, university and college presidents, legislators, mayors, city staff and CEOs of major companies...
26Feb2014

Collin County Business, School Leaders Collaborate on Education

Dallas Morning News

From preschool to college, Collin County needs a focused way for schools, businesses and legislators to work together on the area’s education issues.

That was the consensus at an education summit sponsored by the Collin County Business Alliance on Wednesday. Area superintendents, college presidents, business executives and elected officials gathered at Collin College to brainstorm...