Money magazine ranked Collin County 6th in the nation on its prestigious list of "Best Places to Live for Job Growth." Collin County is one of the nation’s fastest growing counties in terms of population and job creation. From 2000-2011, the county’s population grew by 59% and its job base 56%.
Collin County, with a population of 800,000, lies 19 miles north of downtown Dallas. Plano is the largest city in the county with over a quarter million residents. Much of Plano’s job growth has come from notable relocations such as Encana Oil & Gas but also large expansions from Ericsson, Capital One, Denbury Resources and MedAssets. (8/30/12)