McKinney Magazine presents the inaugural Business to Business edition, a chance to celebrate the special qualities that make McKinney a unique place to live and do business. Money Magazine, of course, recently named the city #1 on its “Best Places to Live in America” list, a huge honor that brought plenty of national attention. But many of those who call McKinney home were anything but surprised ... It’s about time the rest of the country figured out what they knew a long time ago.

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Why are so many new people every day choosing to live and do business in McKinney? The answer involves a simple but unusual formula, combining an expanding business environment and hometown quality of life.

Businesses move to McKinney for the great education system, a large and qualified talent pool and a relatively low cost of living. Programs at the state and local level are inherently pro-business. Economic development is a central component of our city’s strategic plan.

McKinney boasts a vibrant local economy, boosted by resources such as McKinney National Airport, which are uniquely attractive to a growing corporate and small business community. The city offers a wide range of neighborhood and community parks, rolling hills and an award-winning historic downtown that is bustling with energy days, nights and weekends.

Add to that the outstanding schools, with curricula tailored to prepare young people for changing and challenging job markets of the future. McKinney also benefits from residential value and variety that appeal to the growing and educated workforce.

Forward-thinking city leadership, meanwhile, is always looking ahead, preparing the community to take advantage of new opportunities. The City of McKinney, McKinney Economic Development Corporation, McKinney Community Development Corporation, McKinney Chamber of Commerce, McKinney Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, McKinney Independent School District and Collin County all work in concert for the benefit of the residents and businesses.

McKinney has a long storied history, but this is certainly an exciting and special time. You are encouraged to see why McKinney is also the #1 place to do business!


Rick Wells

Peggy Smolen

Peggy Smolen, Publisher of McKinney Magazine; and Rick Wells, Chair of Chamber Media Services Inc.

Peggy Smolen (left), Publisher of McKinney Magazine; and Rick Wells, Chair of Chamber Media Services Inc.