Survey: Collin County deemed a 'recommended business location'

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 a location for business relocation or expansion.

The survey also found that transportation is a major concern as nearly half of respondents (45 percent) listed traffic congestion or lack of public transit options as the most pressing challenges facing the Collin County workforce. Survey results showed that the majority of event attendees (82 percent) would be “very much in favor” or “in favor” of Collin College expanding its mission to offer 4-year degrees to meet area workforce development needs.

“The CCBA brings together the collective voice of businesses in Collin County to help uncover the most pressing needs of our community and facilitate discussions to find solutions,” said Sanjiv Yajnik, CCBA chairman and Capital One Financial Services president. “As Collin County continues to attract several high-profile businesses, CCBA will remain the connecting force between the county’s current and future business leaders and elected officials to discuss issues, solutions and tasks that will position the county to be a vibrant and prosperous community.” (Please click here for the full story).