McKINNEY, TX -- It was right around the year 2000 that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce started a program called the Washington Fly-In Briefing Program to give chambers from across the country the inside scoop on issues and policies that affect business communities across the States.

2018 was the first year several Collin County chambers –McKinney, Allen-Fairview, Frisco, and Plano – flew to Washington, D.C. to make sure this area’s interests are heard. Today, the county has a population of nearly one-million – and it’s only expected to go up from there. That’s why it’s important for chambers in Collin County to continue to go on this trip. As a group, 2020 will be the second D.C. Fly-In Collin County chambers have participated in.

Along with that growth comes issues that all communities and businesses need to stay on top of to keep the North Texas economy thriving.

Briefings are typically held at the U.S. Chamber offices on issues like trade, education, taxes, and other topics that are important to North Texans. In the past, the Collin County coalition has met with Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, and Representative Sam Johnson (Johnson has since retired).

This year’s Fly-In takes place March 24 and March 25. To register or learn more, click here.