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Grant program draws technology startups to McKinney

“We’re now providing job opportunities that the growing residential population, the citizens of McKinney, can potentially take advantage of,” officials said.


Take a look back at the 12 featured businesses of 2020 in McKinney

Look back at the local businesses Community Impact Newspaper featured throughout 2020 in McKinney.


Here's what small businesses should know about the second round of the Paycheck Protection Program

A second round of the Paycheck Protection Program has been approved by Congress and aims to continue distributing financial relief to small businesses. Here is everything you need to know about the second round of the loan program.



North Texas lawmakers outline priorities ahead of 87th legislative session

Richardson Chamber of Commerce hosted state Sen. Angela Paxton and state Reps. Jeff Leach, Ana-Maria Ramos and Angie Chen Button at a Dec. 14 virtual event.


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott addresses COVID-19 vaccine, economic effects

The governor explained what Texas has learned from the pandemic and how that will affect legislative priorities.


Plano Market Square Mall redevelopment and four more top DFW updates

Here are the five top stories from Community Impact Newspaper’s past week of Dallas-Fort Worth-area coverage.


Collin County Homeless Coalition launches 5-prong action plan for preventing, relieving homelessness

This strategic plan will help the coalition and the varying organizations in Collin County working to prevent homelessness focus their efforts and define big-picture goals in both the short- and long-term, officials said.



McKinney looks to Airbnb for help collecting local hotel occupancy taxes

The city of McKinney is looking to Airbnb for help collecting thousands of dollars in local hotel occupancy taxes from residents renting out their properties to visitors.



DATA: Household income, uninsured rate increase in DFW

The latest data release from the 2018 American Community Survey shows that population is not the only thing  increasing in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.


McKinney ISD reduces tax rate by approximately $0.10 in light of House Bill 3

Residents living in McKinney ISD boundaries can expect to pay a lower tax rate this year.



McKinney breweries to sell beer to go Sept. 1

Breweries across Texas will soon be able to sell beer to go from their location rather than relying solely on grocery and liquor stores.


Texas shoppers to save millions during tax-free weekend, Aug. 9-11

Editor's note: This post has been updated to clarify the 8.25% sales tax charge refers to the state and local charges.


Data: McKinney ranked sixth fastest-growing U.S. city with at least 50,000 residents

McKinney was among the 10 fastest-growing U.S. cities with at least 50,000 residents between July 2017-July 2018, according to new population estimates.


McKinney homelessness rate triples; groups look to decrease number

Among the affluent and growing suburban neighborhoods of McKinney, Plano and Frisco lies a growing issue: homelessness.




Gov. Greg Abbott signs bill designed to limit property tax growth

By Riane Roldan and Shannon Najmabadi , The Texas Tribune


McKinney ISD considers 2019-20, 2020-21 budgets with looming House Bill 3

McKinney ISD officials are discussing options for the upcoming 2019-20 budget and 2020-21 budget with a looming “what if” depending on the approval of Texas House Bill 3.


Texas shoppers pay no sales tax on emergency preparedness supplies this weekend, April 27-29

As hurricane season approaches in Texas, state Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced a statewide sales tax holiday this weekend, April 27-29, on emergency preparedness supplies.



North Texas Tollway Authority's 5-year plan involves $1.5 billion investment in existing toll roads

Over the next five years, the North Texas Tollway Authority will invest $1.5 billion in the maintenance, expansion and safety of existing toll roads, according to Public Relations Manager Angelica Solano.


McKinney population drives need for increased public safety budget

McKinney City Council is proposing an overall 1.5 cent property tax rate decrease in fiscal year 2018-19, despite an almost 10 percent budget increase for public safety.


McKinney Community Development Corp. awards $1.35 million in grants

The McKinney Community Development Corp. awarded more than $1.35 million in grants for four community, cultural and economic development projects.


Dallas added more people in 2016-17 than all but two U.S. cities, according to Census population estimates

The city of Dallas added 18,935 people last year, according to 2016-17 U.S. Census estimates released this week, resulting in the third-largest overall population increase in the country. Only San Antonio and Phoenix grew faster during the same time frame, adding more than 24,000 residents each.