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18Apr2017

Frisco officials fear voter fatigue on crucial issues this year

Featured in Community Impact Read full article here   City faces elections on leadership, bond     After 2016 when Frisco voters were asked to go to the polls eight times, some local officials are concerned about voter turnout for elections this year that will change the makeup of Frisco leadership and other major issues.
18Apr2017

A new Collin County collaborative effort aims to increase voter turnout

In hopes to increase voter participation, the Collin County Business Alliance has partnered with local chambers to bring forth a cooperative effort called CollinCountyVotes to educate business leaders and residents about local elections. Through this effort, the CCBA has created video candidate profiles in which mayoral, city council and Collin College board of trustees candidates provide information about themselves and their vision for the city or college. The CCBA with some of the chambers will also be hosting forums, providing real-time updates on Twitter via @CCBATexas and the hashtag #CollinCountyVotes.
18Apr2017

Candidate forums aplenty this month

Across the city, residents are hosting and planning forums to get to know prospective Plano City Council members, Plano ISD trustees and Collin College trustees. Today, the Collin County Business Alliance and Plano Chamber of Commerce are hosting a forum for residents to get to know their candidates. As May 6 draws nearer, several local organizations are doing their part to connect residents and candidates before Election Day.
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
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.
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.
06Apr2013

CCBA Presents a Conversation with the Candidates

CCBA_conversation_with_candidates3Plano Star Courier

Attracting new business and the upcoming liquor referendum were two of the topics discussed Friday at the Collin County Business Alliance's candidate forum. Candidates for Plano mayor and City Council Place 8 were on hand at Capital One's west Plano campus for the forum, the first held by the one-and-a-half-year-old organization...
23Jan2012

Civic Group Forms in Private to Take On Public Issues

Dallas Morning News

During the height of the Great Depression, prominent banker R.L. Thornton teamed with other top businessmen to tackle a high-minded goal: improving civic life in Dallas.

Seven decades later in Collin County, little more than open prairie in Thornton’s day, a new crop of business leaders now wants to do the same. Launched by top executives in Plano, the Collin County Business Alliance is aiming to become a silent hand on broad topics like transportation, education and the region’s stretched water supplies...
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