McKinney Economic Development Corp. plans for growth


What we reported

The McKinney Economic Development Corp. updated its strategic plan in May. A few months later in August, in partnership with the city of McKinney, the MEDC offered a tax abatement to Independent Bank, which is planning to build a $52 million headquarters in McKinney.

The latest

MEDC also rebranded Southgate in August, formerly called Gateway, located at the northeast corner of US 75 and SH 121. The city also partnered with developer KDC in hopes to attract mid- to large-size companies.

What’s next

More announcements surrounding Southgate are anticipated to come in 2018. Independent Bank plans to begin construction on its headquarters before May 1.

This story is one update from The January Issue. View the full list of Top 8 stories to follow in 2018 here.


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Cassidy Ritter
Cassidy graduated from the University of Kansas in 2016 with a degree in Journalism and a double minor in business and global studies. She has worked as a reporter and editor for publications in Kansas, Colorado and Australia. She was hired as senior reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition in August 2016. Less than a year later, she took the role of editor for the McKinney edition.
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