- Dallas Morning News “We are facing a crisis like we’ve never faced before,” Sanjiv Yajnik, Capital One’s president for financial services told North Texas business leaders and educators on Tuesday. The problem? Technology is rapidly reshaping the world’s economy. And the American education system isn’t turning out enough workers with the skills they’ll need
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.”
- Dallas 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.