Thirty miles north of Dallas and home to more than 140,000 residents, McKinney continues to grow and thrive. McKinney’s diverse business climate, outstanding schools, historic and lively downtown, beautiful tree-lined streets, excellent public safety record, attention to historic preservation, and unique path to development allow residents of all ages to enjoy the unique quality of life. 2013 proved to be another successful year for our community.

McKinney Community Development Corporation moves forward the designs for proposed aquatics and fitness center at Gabe Nesbitt Community Park. Read more.

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The Collide Center: A startup incubator created by MEDC and anchor tenant Curious Complex, the Collide Center provides workspace and resources for tech startups. Read more.

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Independent Bank Group begins trading as a publicly held company under the ticker symbol IBTX. Read more.

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Raytheon: McKinney now serves as division headquarters for Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems. Read more.

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Groundbreaking for the McKinney Corporate Center at Craig Ranch. McKinney is actively recruiting new businesses with a competitive package of economic incentives, world-class amenities and a family friendly lifestyle. Read more.

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Gabe Nesbitt Skate Park Opens. McKinney can now boast being home to one of the largest skate parks in the state of Texas. The park has elements for all skill levels, including three bowls, street elements and roughly 30,000 square feet of concrete and shaded seating for spectators. Read more.

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Encore Wire Corporation’s most recent expansion adds a total of 202,000 square feet of facilities, marking their 24th expansion over the past 20 years. Read more.

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TAPS (Texoma Area Paratransit System) began providing public transit services to McKinney and rural Collin County. Read more.


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Runnin' With the Big Dogs: The City of McKinney opens Bonnie Wenk Park and its first dog park, which welcomes residents and their four-legged friends to this fine new outdoor recreational facility. Read more.

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McKinney Independent School District is one of the fastest growing school districts in Texas, with a current enrollment of more than 24,000 students. The first major phase of renovations at McKinney High School was completed, expanding the school’s capacity to 3,000 students.

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McKinney ISD’s Tax Ratification Election proposition to amend tax rate passes. Read more.


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Collin College Announces New Health Sciences Building and Conference Center at Central Park Campus.

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McKinney National Airport Positioned for Premier General Aviation. The City of McKinney purchased airport assets and the start of city operations as the airport’s Fixed Base Operator (FBO), McKinney Air Center. The McKinney City Council approved changing the name of Collin County Regional Airport to McKinney National Airport. Read more.

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Emerson Process Management, a corporate anchor tenant in the Gateway development, opened its new $25 million global headquarters for the design, testing and manufacture of regulator technologies, including pressure regulator and relief valve solutions to help oil and gas, chemical, refining, power and other industries run their processes and operations with optimal, safe and reliable performance. Read more.

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Mayor Brian Loughmiller, Councilman Travis Ussery and Councilman Don Day are reelected and Councilman Randy Pogue joins the McKinney City Council. Read more.

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Sheraton McKinney Hotel is planned for the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center. The City of McKinney, McKinney Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the McKinney Community Development Corporation (MCDC) are teaming up with Champ Hospitality and Beck Development to build the $38 million Sheraton McKinney Hotel at the corner of U.S. 75 and the Sam Rayburn Tollway. The 186-room Sheraton will be an upscale, full-service hotel and will be connected to a 20,000 square-foot events center, both slated to open in February 2015. Read more.

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Adriatica begins next phase of development. Read more.