We know your business is your baby, and that’s why we’ve created a great environment to help your business grow.
We’re the place to raise your business right. Allen’s vibrant economy continues to attract businesses and residents to our city. We can rattle off the standard stats and accolades—like being named #2 Best Place to Live in the Nation by MONEY Magazine or being ranked as the Best Suburb for Millennials in Texas by CNBC—but we do things differently. And that is what makes us great—we are a vibrant and active community that can think outside the box to connect our companies, workers, and residents together to open the door for new opportunities.
We’ve got excellent amenities. Great places to live also make for great places to work, allowing companies to leverage our abundant shopping and dining, entertainment and sports teams, and award-winning parks and trails as a valuable recruitment tool. Our Parks and Recreation Department recently won the National Gold Medal Award and for good reason: every location in Allen is only a five-minute walk to nearly 1,200 acres of parks and 68 miles of scenic nature trails.
We’ve got a diverse, educated population. Companies in Allen have access to a highly-skilled workforce and a pipeline of future talent with over 1.5 million workers within a 30 minute drive. The Collin College Technical Campus—opening in 2020— will bring 7,000 students to Allen, making this the county’s hub for professional training and technical education. These are just a few of the reasons that MONEY Magazine named Allen as the #2 Best Place to Launch a Career.
We’ve got space to grow. After a year of tremendous growth in 2018, Allen has moved into its next stage of evolution as companies are taking notice of the city’s growth. Nine million square feet of Class A office is being planned throughout the city. One Bethany West, an eight-story building delivering in fall of 2020, will be the third building in the One Bethany at Watters Creek campus. Located in the award-winning Watters Creek District, it is surrounded by walkable amenities—a 4-star hotel and convention center and more than 50 shops and restaurants mixed in with urban lofts—and direct access to over 60 miles of bike trails. Monarch City, a 261-acre development by The Howard Hughes Corporation at the hard corner of Central Expressway (US-75) and Sam Rayburn Tollway (SH-121) is ready to host companies looking for a master-planned community that will include amenities like a central park, that are crucial to maintaining Allen’s amazing quality of life.
We’re the place to raise your business right. To find out if this is the family for you, visit AllenEDC.com.