Have you visited the City of McKinney websites lately? If not, take a look. A lot has changed, not only on the City’s main website, but also on the sites for the Collin County Regional Airport, McKinney Community Development Corporation (MCDC), McKinney Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau (MCVB). Recent redevelopment has significantly upgraded McKinney’s online experience, and among all the sites, offers enhanced information and services whether you live in McKinney, work here or are planning a visit. There is even information if relocating your family or business to McKinney is in your future.
It’s no secret that over the years, the importance of the Internet as a way to interact has greatly increased. In late 2011, the City began to research alternatives to their current site to reduce costs, improving usability for residents, and simplifying the internal process of making information available online.
After an in-depth research process, CivicPlus was selected as the website vendor and was able to meet all three of the city’s goals. The redevelopment process began in early 2012 and included a brand new design, editing content on every page and a complete overhaul of how the City offers information online. The main site, McKinneyTexas.Org, and the airport site, FlyTKI.com, debuted in August 2012. The MEDC and MCVB sites followed in December.
The results have surpassed expectations. The designs of all the sites are aesthetically appealing, modern and easy to navigate. They feature the most requested and relevant information on the home pages with simple navigation to the rest of the site. Each site is compatible with mobile devices to accommodate visitors accessing information with a smart phone or tablet. The main site offers opportunities throughout to complete business with the City from the comfort of home at any hour.
City of McKinney
What can you do on McKinney’s main site? Here are a few things.
• Get info about the next great downtown festival.
• Buy your ticket for a show at MPAC.
• Look for a City of McKinney job.
• Pay your water bill.
• Sign your child up for swimming lessons.
• Find a park with just the amenities you need.
• Locate a hike and bike trail.
• Pay a speeding ticket.
• Learn about McKinney’s history.
• Renew a library book.
McKinney Community Development Corporation
MCDC launched a new website in the fall of 2012. The site features quality of life project spotlights, and a comprehensive list of projects and events funded by MCDC since 2003. The site also provides updates on community events and MCDC board meeting agendas and minutes are posted monthly, as a way to keep residents informed on board activities. Information about MCDC Project and Community Event grants and the Quality of Life Award, presented annually, is also available.
Collin County Regional Airport
If you haven’t visited Collin County Regional Airport in person, visit the website to access information, photos, videos and more.
• See a timeline of the airport’s history.
• Learn what services pilots landing at the airport can expect.
• Develop a hangar at the airport.
• View great airport photos.
• Learn about development incentives at the airport.
McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau
MCVB keeps its fingers on the pulse of what visitors might like to see, do or experience here in McKinney. McKinney is a great destination for weekend getaways, day trips, special evenings out or a business event with a special flavor. There’s plenty to find out about McKinney on the MCVB website, here’s a sample.
• Check the calendar for something to do.
• Choose a B&B for a special weekend.
• Meeting planners can find out about submitting an RFP.
• Learn about Historic Downtown McKinney walking tours.
McKinney Economic Development Corporation
MEDC is tasked with expanding the business community in McKinney.Their new site puts a professional face on the City and gives interested companies the information they need to consider locating here, or current company’s information about expanding. Here are a few things a prospective McKinney business can do on the MEDC site.
• Find available properties.
• Research MEDC incentives.
• Understand the many MEDC programs for existing and prospective businesses.