Workforce

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Plano’s strength is its educated workforce: a highly educated local workforce with proximity to Dallas' large labor pool.

Key Facts


  • Plano's workforce exceeds 300,000 within a 30-mile radius
  • 55% of Plano residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher (more than twice the US average)
  • 3.7 million workers in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington MSA
  • 2.2 million workers in the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metro Division
  • Texas is a Right-to-Work State 

Access to a highly-educated workforce is one of Plano's strengths. Evidence of this is the steady migration of prominent companies to Plano.

  • Plano’s proximity to Dallas’ large labor pool of 3.7 million workers and excellent transportation system provide employers access to employees at all levels.
  • The region is growing and adding jobs. From 2005 to 2010, over 94,000 jobs were added. Collin County is one of the nation’s fastest growing counties.
  • The University of Texas at Dallas, Collin College, SMU, and the University of North Texas provide a steady pipeline of college graduates 
Educational Attainment
Educational Attainment