Frisco EDC Hires John Bonnot as New Director of Economic Development

Posted: 07/09/2014
Author: Darcy Schroer

July 9, 2014 --Several highly qualified candidates applied, but John Bonnot stands out as the top choice for the Frisco Economic Development Corporation’s (FEDC) new director of economic development. The hire comes during a commercial and residential boom in the second-fastest growing city in America. With approximately 18,000 acres of land still available for development, the FEDC needed an additional staff member to focus on business prospects   interested in developing in, and relocating to, Frisco.

"The pace in this office isn’t just fast, we’re operating at turbo speed right now,” said Jim Gandy, president of the FEDC. “John Bonnot brings more than 25 years of chamber and economic development expertise that will allow him to make a quick and successful transition to his new position. He will be a great ambassador not only for Frisco, but also for the entire Dallas - Fort Worth region.”

Labor Study Completed for Frisco, Texas: Reveals High Concentration of IT Workers

Posted: 05/21/2014
Author: Darcy Schroer via TIP Strategies Inc.

 TIP Strategies’ analysis of the Frisco-area labor market confirms the city’s advantages with regard to its talent base. Area employers have access to a highly educated workforce of nearly one-half million within a 10-mile radius, including more than twice the national average for key information technology occupations. Access the Frisco Labor Market Profile Executive Summary here.

AUSTIN, TEXAS, May 21, 2014 – Frisco has an estimated workforce of nearly 500,000 people within a 10-mile supply area. Frisco and the region area are also home to a high concentration of information technology workers, with more than twice the expected number of software developers, computer programmers, systems analysts, and web developers. That’s according to Austin-based TIP Strategies Inc. The consulting firm recently completed a comprehensive analysis of the labor market for Frisco, Texas, a fast-growing community located 25 minutes north of Dallas. The analysis provides a detailed look at the characteristics of the regional workforce and shows the area’s occupational strengths are well-aligned with the industries Frisco targets for recruitment like telecommunications, software development and financial and medical services.  

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille's second Dallas-area location set to open in time for the holidays

Posted: 04/16/2014
Author: Lindsay McClelland, MMI Agency -

Award-winning steakhouse opens its 12th location

DALLAS (April 16, 2014) – Perry’s Restaurants, a family-owned group of award-winning steakhouses, will open its 12th steakhouse location this November.
Perry’s Steakhouse will be located at Stonebriar Centre at Preston Road and SH 121 in Frisco. The new restaurant will accommodate 350 guests and include design features such as a towering wine wall, four private dining rooms, an island bar, main dining with glimpses of the kitchen, and an outdoor patio.


Posted: 01/08/2014
Author: Denise Stokes - Frisco Convention and Visitors Bureau

(Frisco, Texas) January 8, 2014 ~ FIREBALL RUN America's Frontier, a cross between Reality TV,  Road Rally and a trivia game has selected Frisco, Texas as the official starting line destination host for the 2014 season 8 live action series September 25-28.

Senior General Manager Tapped for Stonebriar Centre Top Position

Posted: 11/22/2013
Author: Sunny McKinnon - PR Contact - 713-906-8736

FRISCO, TX (November 22, 2013) – Randy Barnett, CSM, has been named the General Manager for Stonebriar Centre, the 1.6-million-square-foot shopping center owned by General Growth Properties (GGP). The Louisiana native leaves his position as Senior General Manager for Pecanland Mall in Monroe, La, another GGP property, which is the largest retail center in northeastern Louisiana, southern Arkansas and western Mississippi.

Frisco-based Conifer Health Solutions Receives 2013 Blueprint Award from Dallas Regional Chamber

Posted: 11/19/2013
Author: Darcy Schroer

(November 19, 2013) Frisco-based Conifer Health Solutions is one of six North Texas companies being honored today by the Dallas Regional Chamber at the 2013 Blueprint Awards at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel. The Blueprint Awards celebrate companies that make a positive impact on the economy. The Frisco Economic Development Corporation (FEDC) nominated Conifer Health, a subsidiary of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, for the Corporate Headquarters Location category.

Frisco Economic Development Corporation named as Highest Performing EDO for Communities 100,001 - 250,000 in Population

Posted: 10/31/2013
Author: Darcy Schroer

(October 31, 2013) The Frisco Economic Development Corporation (FEDC) has received new recognition as one of the best economic development organizations in the world. The FEDC is a gold winner in Atlas Advertising’s Economic Development Olympics recently announced at the 2013 International Economic Development Council (IEDC) conference in Philadelphia. The FEDC ranked first in the High Performance Economic Development category based on projects from calendar year 2012 that have the potential to create or retain 3,500 jobs in the Frisco area with a potential capital investment of more than $1B.  

Frisco EDC Partners with Frisco Chamber of Commerce IBC and Frisco Sister Cities International to Host Canadian Delegation

Posted: 10/28/2013
Author: Darcy Schroer

(October 28, 2013) In the pursuit of forging new international connections, the Frisco Economic Development Corporation partnered with the Frisco Chamber of Commerce International Business Council and Frisco Sister Cities International to host a delegation from the Canadian government on Thursday, October 24. The day-long visit allowed the delegation to experience Frisco’s robust community, to explore opportunities for Canadian businesses looking to expand in North Texas, and to speak with Frisco companies interested in doing business north of the United States border.    

Frisco Texas International Development Center Approved as an EB-5 Regional Center

Posted: 09/26/2013
Author: Darcy Schroer

                                        Regional Center to stimulate economic growth in three North Texas counties

Frisco, Texas, September 26, 2013 – Today the Frisco Economic Development Corporation (FEDC) announced its latest tool to help generate new investment, create permanent jobs and spur development in both Frisco and in surrounding areas. The Frisco Texas International Development Center (FTIDC) was recently approved as an EB-5 Regional Center under the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) Immigrant Investor Pilot Program.

Frisco company Turbo-Trac USA wins most promising company award

Posted: 09/20/2013
Author: CEO / Turbo-Trac USA, Allen Swenson, Inc.

Energy Industry Experts Pick Frisco Company at Houston Conference

Frisco, TX – Turbo-Trac USA, Inc. won the prestigious “Most Promising Energy/CleanTech Company of 2013” award at the Rice Alliance 11th Annual Energy and Clean Technology Venture Forum held on September 12, 2013 in Houston, TX. The Forum showcases thirty-six of the best technologies in the energy and clean technology sector to 400-500 investors, industry representatives, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and venture capital firms from around the world.

Frisco, Texas is located in Denton and Collin Counties, approximately 20 minutes north of Dallas and the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Frisco is known for business with new corporations calling Frisco home each day.

Why Frisco

  • Pro-business community
  • Leadership with a clear vision to cultivate economic and lifestyle opportunities in Frisco
  • Working together for true partnership relationships so we can accomplish more
  • Innovation and new technology are important to growing our economy
  • Quality development – plan and implement the right way first
  • Caring community
  • Small town atmosphere
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6801 Gaylord Parkway
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Frisco, TX 75034

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