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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.
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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.
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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 – 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
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Serving as the voice for the business community, CCBA works to educate businesses and citizens about important local issues, advocating for individual and collective action. The CCBA hosts quarterly events such as the policy forum to help local business leaders stay abreast of current events and educate them on important issues shaping the future of Collin County.
Collin County area mayors, CEOs and other top executives attended the Collin County Business Alliance (CCBA) Policy Forum in April to learn about key issues under consideration in the 84th Texas Legislature Report.
Collin County area mayors, CEOs, and other top executives attended the Collin County Business Alliance (CCBA) Policy Forum April 16 to learn about key issues under consideration in the 84th Texas Legislature Report.
The forum, part of CCBA’s ongoing commitment to collaborate with government and facilitate community interests, was held at the Capital One Conference Center in Plano. Issues of particular interest included taxes, higher education, early childhood education, transportation, border security and ethics reform.
The Collin County Business Alliance is putting its action where its mission is in terms of attracting businesses to the area. Now with about 40 members, mostly CEOs of local companies, the CCBA celebrated its third anniversary this month. The organization and its influence have grown, and its goal remains clearer than ever: Ensure quality education, transportation and a sufficient water supply countywide.
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Collin County is one of fastest growing counties in the country. With a population that is growing, the demand for quality education becomes even greater. That's why Collin County Business Alliance recently partnered with Collin College for an Education Summit.
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Free community college.
That was a big idea laid down by the governor of Tennessee recently, and for the right reasons. Gov. Bill Haslam, a Republican, leads a state with a mediocre college-going rate. Improving those numbers would upgrade that state’s workforce and, therefore, its economy. Tennessee’s proposal is a dramatic gesture intended to spur action.
Texas has similar challenges that require dramatic measures. Despite steady gains in producing college graduates, we still occupy low and middling rungs nationally on educational attainment. The competition is stiff out there...
What is the role of the business community in public education?
That was the question area business and education leaders set out to answer Wednesday during the Collin County Business Alliance’s inaugural education summit, hosted by Collin College. The general consensus was that collaboration between businesses and schools, as well as neighboring school districts, would be beneficial...
Joining forces to address critical education issues facing the region, Collin County business and academic leaders participated in the first-ever Collin County Education Summit on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at the Collin College Higher Education Center in McKinney. The event was co-hosted by the Collin County Business Alliance (CCBA) and Collin College.
Attendees of the event included local superintendents, school board presidents, university and college presidents, legislators, mayors, city staff and CEOs of major companies...
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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...
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The Collin County Business Alliance (CCBA) celebrated its second anniversary this month with keynote speaker Attorney General Greg Abbott. At the luncheon, the CCBA announced the county’s first-ever education summit, taking place at Collin College in February 2014.
The Collin County Business Alliance celebrated its second anniversary this month with keynote speaker Attorney General Greg Abbott. At the luncheon, the CCBA announced the county’s first-ever education summit, taking place at Collin College in February 2014.
“What an amazing year for the CCBA. Together, we have combined the resources of local businesses to provide strong advocacy on key issues impacting the quality of life in Collin County,” said Sanjiv Yajnik, president of Capital One’s Plano-based Financial Services Division and chairman of the CCBA. “As we look forward, we remain focused on working together to find solutions to the transportation and water issues that we face. We are also committed to working to support the education of our youth in the area and help ensure that our students have strong support and guidance from the cradle to college graduation.”Read More
One year ago, a group of local business executives formed the Collin County Business Alliance to help support elected officials and provide support for major issues facing the county. This month, on the organization's first anniversary, members of the CCBA and local officials say the early results have been positive...
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When Sanjiv Yajnik tries to recruit a potential employee to his Captial Ones’ Plano campus, he always expects to hear one question: “What are the schools like?” So it’s no surprise that a group of local business leaders focused on improving Collin County would take a keen interest in education. In addition to Yanjik’s duties as president of Capital One’s financial services division, he is also chairman of the Collin County Business Alliance. That group of local CEOs and other executives celebrated its one-year anniversary this week. At a celebration commemorating the milestone, the group indicated that Collin County’s schools will be a key focus for year two...