Collin County is one of the nation’s best places for employers and employees.
The county’s tax rate is currently .208395 per $100 of assessed value, which is a reduction from the level of 2015 and the 7th rate drop since 1998. The tax rate has not increased in 23 years. This gentle tax environment often means a business can move into the county, open its doors and save costs right away. In addition, Collin County’s bond rating has maintained an AAA status since 2000, one of only four Texas counties to have this exceptional designation. All this makes doing business in the county appealing.
Not only is the business climate friendly, but so are the locals, many of whom are new to the area themselves. They are in a good mood because they are enjoying one of the best lifestyles America has to offer: they’re employed in good jobs; their kids are going to great schools; the local restaurants are diverse and delicious; the nearby arts venues and cultural events are captivating; and there’s plenty of natural beauty and activities to enjoy.
The fact that Collin County is a great place for business and families is no secret, which is why it’s the fastest growing county in Texas (where there are many fast-growing counties). New and innovative mixed-used projects are cropping up around the county, and one of the largest of these is Legacy West in Plano, which just opened. The Dallas Business Journal reports that the county will add about 75,000 jobs when Legacy West’s tenants are completely moved in. Already, it’s a busy, delightful mix of work, shopping, eating and fun, kind of like Collin County.
Following is an overview of some of the major employers in the
Collin County area.
AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group
3101 Gaylord Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034
With decades of experience dedicated exclusively to the specialty pharmaceutical market, AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group works with more than 40,000 healthcare providers nationwide. The company provides logistics solutions, supply chain and clinical informatics, specialty pharmacy services and practice technologies to maximize provider efficiencies, as well as an integrated approach with their parent company, AmerisourceBergen. All of this helps customers expand their products’ reach and maximize how many patients benefit from their products.
Baylor Medical Center at Frisco
5601 Warren Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco is an acute-care hospital that serves the communities of North Texas, by providing an Urgent Care Center, a Women’s Center, a Sleep Lab, an Emergency Department, as well as advanced minimally invasive and robotic surgical technology. This 68-bed facility is distinctive and designed with patients in mind; from the gourmet food service to the private patient suites, the entire facility has created a “culture of care” for its guests.
Conifer Health Solutions
3560 Dallas Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034
For more than 30 years, Conifer Health has been providing managed services to health systems, allowing them to improve cost, quality and access to care. The company has deep expertise in hospital and physician knowledge, keen market insights, as well as a breadth of scale that allows it to innovate and provide efficiencies. Over 800 clients in more than 40 states take advantage of their services.
Emerson Process Management Regulator Technologies
3200 Emerson Way, McKinney, TX 75069
A division of Emerson Process Management, Emerson Process Management Regulator Technologies’ pressure regulators and relief valves are marketed throughout the world. Bringing together technology and engineering, many of their regulators are industry standards for performance and extended service life. The company has 11 manufacturing locations around the world and the global headquarters are housed in a brand new 128,000 square-foot facility in McKinney.
1329 Millwood Road, McKinney, TX 75069
Beginning in 1989, with a 68,000 square-foot industrial warehouse, Encore Wire now has over 1000 employees that work on a 425-acre production campus. The company is a leading manufacturer of copper and aluminum residential, commercial and industrial building wire. Encore Wire’s culture is based on old-fashioned values, but it has new ideas: it wants to be zero landfill, which means that every bit of waste produced on its campus will be recycled or repurposed.
6300 Legacy Drive, Plano, TX 75024
Over the past 140 years, Ericsson has been at the forefront of communications technology. In fact, 40% of the world’s mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. Their services, software and infrastructure – especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud – are enabling the communications industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve user experience and capture new opportunities. The company’s North American headquarters are in Plano.
5600 Granite Parkway, Plano, TX 75024
Serving the people who house America, Fannie Mae is a leading source of financing for mortgage lenders, providing access to affordable mortgage financing in all markets at all times. This government-created company moderates mortgage availability in the housing market.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Fannie Mae is consolidating its three locations in the North Dallas corridor, and will occupy a single 300,000 square-foot regional office at Plano’s Granite Park and will be home to around 2000 employees.
7900 Legacy Drive, Plano, TX 75024
FedEx Office is a chain of stores that provide a retail outlet for FedEx Express and FedEx Ground shipping, as well as printing, copying and binding services. FedEx’s company’s air, ground and sea networks cover more than 220 countries and territories linking more than 99% of the world’s GDP. The company is consistently ranked among the world’s most admired brands and employers. FedEx Office & Print Services Inc. has constructed a new corporate campus to house their North American headquarters.
7701 Legacy Drive, Plano, TX 75024
Frito-Lay is the $13 billion convenient foods business unit of PepsiCo. For 80 years, the company, or one of its predecessors, has been making tasty, convenient snacks that are enjoyed around the world. Brands include Fritos corn chips, Cheetos cheese-flavored snacks, Doritos and Tostitos tortilla chips, Lays and Ruffles potato chips and many more. Frito-Lay operates production plants, distribution centers and regional offices in about 40 countries, but its North American headquarters are in Plano.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
5400 Legacy Drive, Plano, TX 75024
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) offers worldwide IT, technology and enterprise products, solutions and services, and have been in the innovation business for more than 75 years. Their vast intellectual property portfolio and global research and development capabilities are part of an innovation roadmap designed to help organizers of all sizes transition from traditional technology platforms to the IT systems of the future. They help their customers use technology to slash the time it takes to turn ideas into value.
6501 Legacy Drive, Plano, TX 75024
J.C. Penney, one of the nation’s largest apparel and home furnishing retailers, was founded by James Cash Penney and William McManus in 1902. At its peak, it served customers in thousands of stores across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, and through its catalogue business and online. Changing consumer-behavior patterns have required adaptation, and the company is closing under-performing stores and working to expand product offerings and boutique stores. The worldwide headquarters are in Plano.
4004 Legacy Drive, Plano, TX 75024
JP Morgan/Chase is one of the oldest, largest and best-known financial institutions in the world. Operating in more than 60 companies, and with over 240,000 employees, the company is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.5 trillion. JP Morgan/Chase is a leader in investment banking, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management. Headquartered in New York, the company’s one million square-foot regional headquarters in Plano’s Legacy West will bring 6000 workers to the metroplex.
5905 Legacy Dr. Plano, TX 75024
This insurance giant helps people preserve and protect what they earn, build, own, and cherish. Their employees take pride in being there when their customers need them most. With operations around the world, the company is committed to providing insurance products and services to meet the needs of individuals, families and businesses. Liberty Mutual is building a regional headquarters in Collin County. This 1.1 million-square-foot, 19-story campus will house more than 4000 employees, who will move in within the year.
Mario Sinacola Companies
10950 Research Road, Frisco, TX 75033
In business for nearly a half century, Mario Sinacola Companies delivers high-quality turnkey projects safely and on time. Specializing in excavation, services provided are in civil infrastructure, residential, mining, commercial civil, and commercial building. The firm has more than 600 employees and has completed projects in over 100 cities. The quality of work is evident in the vast variety of projects completed, the repeat business of many clients, and the respect of others in the industry.
Medical City McKinney
4500 Medical Center Drive, McKinney, TX 75069
Since opening its doors over 90 years ago, Medical City McKinney has been caring for the health of the people of McKinney and surrounding areas. This 260-bed hospital is an Accredited Primary Stroke Center, and Chest Pain Center. Recent expansion, remodeling, and the addition of sophisticated medical and surgical services means that the men and women of Medical City McKinney can more effectively provide patients and their family members with the highest quality of compassionate care.
5601 Granite Parkway, Suite 1000, Plano, TX 75024
NTT Data is a leading IT services provider and global innovation partner with 80,000 professionals based in over 40 countries. The company combines global reach and local intimacy to provide premier professional services from consulting, application services, business process and IT outsourcing and cloud-based solutions. North American headquarters are consolidating in Plano, where as many as 6300 jobs will be created.
Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems
2501 W University Drive, McKinney, TX 75071
Raytheon is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. The company provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing, effects, and command, control, communications, and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems is headquartered in McKinney and is the city’s largest employer.
3700 S. Stonebridge Drive, McKinney, TX 75070
The mission of Torchmark Corporation is to help working-class families secure financial protection from adverse circumstances. The company is a financial-services holding company specializing in life and supplemental health insurance for middle-income Americans, marketed through multiple distribution channels including direct response and exclusive and independent insurance agencies. There are more than 1500 employees at the headquarters in McKinney, and more than 1300 at other locations across the country. Torchmark earns its success one family at a time.
P.O. Box 259001 Plano, TX 75025
Toyota’s North American Headquarters have recently relocated to Plano from California. Employees have already moved in and about 1800 are expected to arrive by summer’s end. Ultimately, the 100-acre campus will house 4000 workers. Toyota is one of the world’s top automakers. The company believes success comes only by engaging the talent and passion of their employees, who believe there is always a better way. This conviction is rooted in the two pillars of the Toyota Way: Continuous Improvement and Respect for People.
Wistron GreenTech (Texas) Corporation
2101 Couch Drive, McKinney, TX 75069
With its recycling campus located in McKinney, Wistron GreenTech provides electronic recycling services, which maximize the value of their clients’ assets, preserve the environment as well as employee health and safety, and generate recycled materials that are reused in the production of new products rather than being discarded and disposed of as waste. The company’s mission is to provide their clients “cradle-to-cradle” closed loop solutions.