Former Denton County leader to help McKinney Economic Development Co. recruit businesses

The McKinney Economic Development Corp. has hired a new executive to help attract new businesses to the city. (Courtesy Unsplash)
The McKinney Economic Development Corp. has hired a new executive to help attract new businesses to the city. (Courtesy Unsplash)

The McKinney Economic Development Corp. has hired a new executive to help attract new businesses to the city. (Courtesy Unsplash)

The McKinney Economic Development Corp. has hired a new executive to help attract new businesses to the city.

Michael Talley will begin his role as senior vice president on Jan. 10, a news release from the MEDC stated. Talley served as the director of economic development for Denton County over the past three years, according to the release.

In his Denton County role, the release said he worked with over 40 communities to identify industrial and corporate development opportunities. Talley also served as director of economic Development in the city of Keene for four years.

He will play a “vital leadership role” in helping the organization with business recruitment and expansion, and MEDC President and CEO Peter Tokar said Talley will play an important role in shaping McKinney’s future.

“We are looking forward to having Michael on our team here in McKinney,” Tokar said. “His experience and innovative ideas will be key to maintaining our economic growth and resilience into the future.”


Talley was born in Dallas, the release stated, and has a bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Arlington. He is a graduate of The University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute.
By Matt Payne
Matt Payne reports on Frisco City Hall and its committees, Collin County Commissioners and McKinney business. His experience includes serving as online content editor at Fort Worth Magazine and city editor at the Killeen Daily Herald. He is a 2017 graduate of the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas in Denton.