Tuesday, October 17, 2017

McKinney making its move for Amazon's second North American HQ

McKinney has joined the growing list of North Texas cities making a play for Amazon's second North American headquarters campus at a time when a prime-time development is being pitched by city officials.

But city officials are keeping mum on the details of McKinney's bid.
"While economic development pursuits are confidential, the opportunity to attract a second headquarters for Amazon to McKinney is certainly being considered," City Manager Paul Grimes, said in a written statement to the Dallas Business Journal.
"McKinney is prime for continued business growth and we are always proactively pursuing conversations with progressive employers like Amazon."

McKinney already has added some growing companies to its corporate roster, including Playful Corp., PACCAR and Independent Bank Group (Nasdaq: IBTX) — which is building a new $52 million campus.

The city teamed up with Dallas-based KDC on marketing a development site at its southern gateway, called Southgate McKinney, at the Sam Rayburn Tollway and U.S. 75.

The development site is being marketed as a corporate campus with urban-style amenities for employees.

In August, McKinney Economic Development Corp., which is working with KDCto market the site, planned on creating a world class employment center and new destination in the city with the tract.

A would-be corporate campus would sit next to two existing anchors: Collin County Community College and the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center.

/Dallas Business Journal