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13Dec2016

U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson Receives CCBA Leadership Award

The Collin County Business Alliance (CCBA) honored U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson with the 2016 Collin County Leadership award for his leadership and service to the region. “I want to thank you for the honor of being chosen for this year’s Leadership Award,” Johnson said. “This award is made all the more special because it comes
12Oct2016

Skills gap poses ‘clear and present danger’ in North Texas

Dallas Business Journal   To be a world-class business location, it’s critical for North Texas to attract the best talent from around the country and world.   But a skills gap exists here and nationwide preventing young adults from landing jobs in growing industries and threatening North Texas’ economic prosperity, business executives and education leaders
20Jan2016

Options for Keeping Up with Collin County’s Growth

Dallas Morning News Sanjiv Yajnik, chair of the Collin County Business Alliance and a Capital One executive, said that growth is what keeps the local economy and quality of life vibrant. “At the same time, it’s imperative that our road projects adequately meet the growth before it comes,” Yajnik said. Plano and Collin County officials are currently
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
02Dec2015

CCBA Survey Finds North Texas Businesses Cite Cyberattacks as a Top Business Concern

Preventing a diverse range of cyberattacks is a priority for businesses   The threat of cyberattack is a top concern for business professionals recently surveyed at the Cybersecurity Leadership Forum in Plano, which was organized by the Collin County Business Alliance (CCBA). The majority (60 percent) of those surveyed are very concerned about the consequences
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.
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...
28Oct2013

CCBA Backs Support for Proposition 6

Allen American

We are fortunate to live in a business friendly state that fosters economic development and job growth. However, as our state’s population grows, it will put a strain on our natural resources. Civic and business leaders from around the state must take an active part in ensuring we have the necessary natural resources to maintain a high quality of life for all Texans. We must past Proposition 6... [Click here for full story.]
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