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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.


Collin County economic report supports Plano's plan of action in fight against COVID-19

A report from Communities Foundation of Texas now serves as a baseline for analyzing effects of the pandemic as various Plano and Collin County entities move ahead with their own priorities.


Plano chamber selects Kelle Marsalis for top executive role after conducting national search

The Plano Chamber of Commerce has selected a familiar face for its top executive position.



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.


With redevelopment at hand, Plano residents remember Collin Creek Mall as it was

As the Collin Creek Mall property sits on the verge of a billion-dollar makeover, memories loom large for Plano residents past and present.


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.


Fast-paced growth in Plano leads to churn for Legacy-area businesses

A surge of Plano restaurant openings has provided a host of options for diners and an increase in competition, but some businesses are finding the need to reinvent themselves to survive.



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

By Riane Roldan and Shannon Najmabadi , The Texas Tribune


JPMorgan Chase to build 12-story tower at Legacy West office campus in Plano

JPMorgan Chase & Co. will soon begin construction on a 12-story office tower as part of the company's expansion of its massive office campus in Plano's Legacy West development.


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.


Ambit Energy to layoff 92 employees in November from Plano call center

Ambit Energy will lay off 92 employees from a call center located in Plano by Nov. 19, according to a report from the Texas Workforce Commission.



'We've got to play by Plano’s rules': Latest buyer linked to Collin Creek Mall calls for few, if any, apartments

A new developer has positioned himself as the frontrunner to purchase and revamp Plano's ailing Collin Creek Mall into a mixed-use district—but unlike a number of similar  projects in the area, the prospective buyer's plans are not expected to include traditional apartment units.


In lawsuit, Plano developer offers account of how Collin Creek Mall deal fell apart

For months, owners of various properties at Plano's ailing Collin Creek Mall have been silent publicly about outside efforts to purchase and redevelop the mall, even as surveyors and consulting firms in recent weeks have been seen inspecting the site.


Capital One to lay off 286 employees from Plano office by Oct. 1

After Capital One announced in November 2017 it would exit originations in its mortgage and home equity business, the banking corporation is expected to lay off 286 employees by October.


Plano City Council adopts Envision Oak Point, a guide for development east of US 75

The city of Plano has adopted a broad development plan for the city’s eastern Oak Point area, part of an effort to attract developers to the largely rural area that is flush with city amenities but also held down by underperforming shopping centers.



Plano Chamber of Commerce recognized as 2018 chamber of the year

The Plano Chamber of Commerce received the 2018 Chamber of the Year Award Wednesday evening from the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.


Landowners, officials await Plano's Oak Point plan verdict

Plano council members appear set for a decisive vote on a plan to guide development in the city’s Oak Point area, a guiding document for developers and city officials that has traveled a rocky path toward the finish line.


Plano City Council to bring back withdrawn Envision Oak Point plan for consideration

The Plano City Council left Tuesday’s meeting determined to vote on a development vision for the city’s eastern Oak Point area that had been withdrawn previously for lack of apparent consensus on the council.


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.