Frisco Economic Development Corporation

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  • 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.”
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  • 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.  
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  • Posted: 
    04/16/2014
    Author: Lindsay McClelland, MMI Agency - Lindsay.McCelland@MMIAgency.com

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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