‘It’s like we’re all going back to normal’: May 1 reopening draws customer support for McKinney businesses
If the blue skies and light breeze May 1 were not enough to beckon people outdoors, the opening of restaurants and shops might have done the trick.
On Oct. 1, two new sets of rules regarding sales tax collection in Texas took effect as a result of a 2018 U.S. Supreme Court decision, South Dakota vs. Wayfair.
At the June 2 McKinney City Council meeting, council will consider deploying a second round of grants to help businesses impacted by COVID-19.
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said the state entered the era of the coronavirus in a healthy financial situation, which bodes well for the future as reopening continues, but that Texans are not out of the woods yet.
The layoffs represent 3% of the health system’s workforce.
The University Interscholastic League released guidelines for allowing sports workouts and marching bands to practice.
The North Texas Food Bank received a $100,000 donation from online retailer Amazon as the nonprofit continues to provide meals for residents in need.
McKinney is among hundreds of Texas cities that experienced a year-over-year monthly decline in sales tax payments during the early part of the coronavirus pandemic, according to state data.
Texas state agencies and institutions of higher education to expect a 5% reduction in budget plans for the 2020-21 biennium as part of the state's response to the economic ramifications of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“Small businesses are having to pivot, and we are seeing that. We are having businesses that had one business model that had to change," said Adriana Cruz, executive director for economic development and tourism in the Office of the Texas Governor.
Officials anticipate drawing from federal funds to ensure no delays in benefit payments.
Plano-based J.C. Penney filed for bankruptcy protection May 15, a move the company said would help it navigate the difficult business climate during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Nationwide sales of retail, food services plummet in March, April amid social distancing, stay-at-home orders
As many businesses are operating on decreased capacities or have shut down completely, one side effect is a dip in monthly sales for retail and food services.
Here are five recent updates from the metroplex, on businesses starting back up, people out of work and more.
Unemployment numbers hit a record high in April, the highest level recorded since 1948, when these reports were first issued.
The funds raised will be distributed to nonprofits, school districts and government organizations across Texas to help promote economic development, health care and education.
Nearly 9,000 residents within the four McKinney ZIP codes covered by Community Impact Newspaper filed for unemployment insurance between March 18-April 18, according to data from the Texas Workforce Commission.
Sales tax revenue collected by the state of Texas in April totaled $2.58 billion, a more than 9% drop compared to April 2019,
43.39% of restaurant owners choosing to reopen dine-in service May 1, Texas Restaurant Association survey shows
Texas restaurants have not been permitted to offer dine-in services since mid-March but could start again beginning May 1.
The McKinney Chamber of Commerce has partnered with marketing agency Centipede Digital to launch a website for helping businesses reopen, the organization announced May 1.
McKinney restaurants are readying for what could be a busy day May 1, employees said.
As some Texas restaurants and businesses prepare to reopen with limited occupancy starting May 1, to-go alcohol sales will be allowed to continue, according to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission and Gov. Greg Abbott.
A“Save Our Square” rally organized by The Celt Irish Pub owner Stan Penn will be held April 24 to help raise awareness to businesses in the McKinney square.
‘The coronavirus is delaying the party, but love is not going anywhere’: McKinney wedding industry takes a hit
McKinney wedding venue owner Jennifer Klassen said the wedding industry has been hit especially hard during the coronavirus outbreak, mostly when orders came down from state and local governments the week of March 16, which reduced gatherings to 250 people, then to 50 and, ultimately, to 10.
Chambers of commerce, associations among 'most stressed' industries, North Texas business leaders say
At their core, area chambers of commerce provide leadership and support to local business owners, according to a letter sent by Lisa Hermes, McKinney Chamber of Commerce president and CEO.