Plano, Texas, located 20 miles north of downtown Dallas, is the fourth largest city in the Dallas-Fort Worth region with over 275,000 residents. Plano is one of the premier, top tier metropolitan cities in the nation. A prosperous community full of vitality, Plano offers many development and re-development opportunities supported by business friendly community leaders. Considered a prime Metroplex location, Plano’s boundaries include 72 square miles in a community nationally recognized for diversity, opportunity and job growth. The city’s location produces favorable commute times supported by four major transportation arteries.
Plano’s highly educated and motivated workforce is supported by nationally recognized public schools, a community college, and four other institutions of higher education. Although Plano is an affluent community, it is very affordable with low taxes, housing prices and unemployment. Fortune 1000 headquarters include: J.C. Penney, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Alliance Data Systems, Cinemark Holdings and Rent-A-Center. Recent announcements include the headquarters of Toyota Motor North America and FedEx Office and operations centers for Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. and JPMorgan Chase. Several technology giants with major operations in Plano include: Ericsson, Intel Security, Intuit, nThrive and Nokia. These companies attract highly skilled workers from throughout the U.S. and abroad.