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.
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 – 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.Read More
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.
Mayor in CC are working hard to attract new businesses, jobs and talent to the region. [GMT host] went to the Mayoral Transportation Summit hosted by Capital One and the Collin County Business Alliance to check out all of the new developments.
Dallas 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.
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.