Resources for Businesses in Plano

Plano Economic Development is focused to ensure a vibrant economy through our pro-active business retention and expansion program that encourages Plano companies to grow and expand their presence in Plano. 
 
With a focus on long-term relationships, Plano Economic Development (PED) serves as an integrated resource to small, medium and large businesses in our community. Our staff is readily available to meet with businesses to offer assistance and resources on available real estate, incentive programs, workforce training programs, access to community leaders, and individual business concerns. 
 
Local business interaction is encouraged through ongoing activities such as business breakfasts, business awards and recognitions, and collaboration with our regional allies such as the City of Plano, Plano Chamber of Commerce, Plano Independent School District, Collin County, Collin College, and many other area partners. 
 
PED provides business resource referrals on a case-by-case basis for City of Plano Tax Abatement , Economic Development Grants, Freeport Tax Exemption, Texas Enterprise Fund, Emerging Technology Fund, and the Texas Skills Development Fund just to name a few. 
 
Existing Plano businesses may qualify for City of Plano expansion and retention incentives based upon their specific needs and evaluation of criteria including: 
 
Employment Impact 

  • Number of jobs added or retained 
  • Types of jobs created or retained 
  • Total annual payroll
 Fiscal Impact 
 
  • Value of Real and Business Personal Property added to tax rolls 
  • Value of direct sales tax generated 
  • Infrastructure construction required
 Community Impact 
 
  • Beneficial economic impact to the community
Other local partners that can assist include: 
  
Collin College Business Solutions Group 
Collin Small Business Development Center 
UTD Center for Intelligent Supply Networks 
SMU-in-Plano Cox Executive Education 
Worforce Solutions of North Central Texas
Plano Chamber of Commerce 
Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center 
Business Accelerator