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By Michael Blair Published July 18, 2019
Please join the Frisco Chamber of Commerce on August 8, 2019 when Representatives Justin Holland and Jared Patterson will be at the Frisco Chamber to hold a Legislative Session Recap from noon to...
By Michael Blair Published July 03, 2019
At an otherwise quiet Frisco City Council meeting on July 2, 2019, the Council adopted a new Special Events Ordinance for the city. Here’s what you need to know if you are going to have an...
By Michael Blair Published July 03, 2019
Here are the four items from the meeting that you should be aware of: Board discussed the draft FY 2020 Budget. Projected revenue of $23 million combined with beginning Fund Balance of $78 million...
By Tony Felker Published July 03, 2019
In October 2019, the Frisco Chamber of Commerce will host its second Leadership Exchange Trip…this year to Nashville! A few weeks ago, another member of the team and I spent two days in Nashville...
By Michael Blair Published July 01, 2019
There was plenty of news that came out of the City Council summer work session, including an update on the 2,500-acre Fields development and PGA headquarters. 1. Click here to see an interactive map...
By Michael Blair Published June 21, 2019
On June 12, 2019, Governor Abbott signed Senate Bill 2 into law. The legislation in part aims to provide property taxpayers with more transparency. The appraisal process will no longer be at the same...
By Michael Blair Published June 20, 2019
On June 11, 2019, House Bill 3 was signed by Governor Abbott. The final version of House Bill 3 is 308 pages and makes transformational changes to the way that education funding is done in Texas. It...
By Michael Blair Published June 20, 2019
Frisco Tourism Public Improvement District Leveraging the fast growth the Frisco has seen over the last 10 years, Senate Bill 385 authorizes the City of Frisco to create a Tourism Public Improvement...
By Michael Blair Published June 20, 2019
Texas has one of the highest property tax rates in the nation, and this can serve as a hindrance to recruiting new companies to Texas, as well as getting companies to expand operations. A major tool...
By Michael Blair Published June 20, 2019
Privately-Funded High-Speed Rail A priority of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce is to promote innovative solutions to provide for 21st-century transportation needs. Recent efforts have been made to...