Frisco Economic Development Corporation

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Business Climate

Frisco, Texas is located in Denton and Collin Counties, approximately 25 minutes north of Dallas and the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Frisco is known for business with new corporations calling Frisco home each day.

One of the fastest growing communities in Texas, Frisco’s population has grown more than 300 percent since the 2000 U.S. Census. Currently the U.S. Census Bureau shows Frisco is the 2nd fastest growing city in America from July 2012 - July 2013.  Supported by strong infrastructure, exceptional leadership and quality commercial developments, Frisco has been recognized by Money Magazine as one of the top 100 places to live in the United States. This infrastructure supports an exceptional community and an extraordinary quality of life. Offering a strong economy through diversification, corporate vitality and quality of life, Frisco is proud to be known as a city with progress in motion. 


FEDC Recruitment, Retention & Expansion Projects

Year # of Projects Potential Sq Ft Potential Capital Investment Potential Jobs Created/Retained
2013 19 1,191,290 $174,093,000 2,301
2012 27 1,973,620 $1,013,151,000 3,500
2011 27 839,761 $ 152,655,500 2,030
2010 33 1,442,014 $ 264,991,000 3,465
2009 20 938,375 $ 179,171,000 1,272
Total 126 6,385,060 $1,748,061,500 12,568


The City of Frisco continues to experience incredible growth and success. As always, the Frisco Economic Development Corporation (FEDC) Board and staff remain dedicated to bring new business and opportunity to Frisco. At the cornerstone of our efforts are our partnerships. This single commitment to work with our partners and to share in their (and our) success is critical in today’s challenging marketplace.

  • The City of Frisco's mayor, city council and staff work together to promote quality growth and development in the city.
  • Frisco Chamber of Commerce The Frisco Chamber of Commerce unites and engages the business community and provide dynamic business and civic leadership for their members.
  • The North Texas Enterprise Center (NTEC) is a 501(c)(3) Not-for- Profit corporation that assists entrepreneurs with starting and growing new medical technology ventures. The Center provides a broad base of support to entrepreneurs both internally and through its extensive resource network.
  • Frisco Convention and Visitors Bureau. The CVB promotes tourism and visitors to Frisco. The CVB is aims to be keep Frisco a premier tourism and meetings destination. Frisco brings its own unique blend of accommodations, attractions, dining, shopping, sporting and recreational opportunities that few other cities of its size can match. As one of the fastest growing cities in the nation for more than a decade, Frisco is truly Texas’ Rising Star.
  • TexasOne Program. The FEDC is proud to be a member of the Governor's TexasOne Program. TexasOne is the major source of economic development marketing funds for the State of Texas.
  • Dallas Regional Chamber. The FEDC works with our regional chamber of commerce to attract relocating companies to Frisco. By sharing resources we aim to keep the region’s business climate strong.
  • Collin County Regional Partnership EDC The cities of Allen, McKinney, Plano and Frisco formed an alliance to work together to market Collin County as a business location.

Working together, we are creating new business opportunities and addressing the needs of our fast growing community. Through our diverse economy and talented citizen workforce, the quality of our commercial developments, our master planned communities, our exceptional sports facilities and top rated public school system, Frisco has attracted several new corporations that now call our city home.

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Business Formation

Frisco provides the ideal environment for the formation of a new business.

NTEC, Inc.

NTEC, Inc. (North Texas Enterprise Center) is a 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit corporation that assists entrepreneurs with starting and growing new medical technology ventures. The Center provides a broad base of support to entrepreneurs, both internally and through its extensive resource network.

The North Texas Enterprise Center is supported through a public-private partnership between the Frisco Economic Development Corporation (FEDC) and Hall Financial Group, and is further supported by a contributor network of Stakeholders, Patrons, Preferred Partners and individuals.

As the leading medical technology accelerator in the Southwest, NTEC provides its program companies with a comprehensive suite of services and infrastructure enabling them to accelerate market entry and attract investment capital. NTEC program companies can access a wide range of business, academic, legal, marketing and financial partners and advisors that provide the niche specific expertise to help mitigate risk and accelerate new venture development. 

NTEC is focused on the rapidly growing medical technology sector which includes medical instruments and devices, diagnostic equipment, medical therapeutic devices, medical monitoring equipment, and other health related products. NTEC seeks out medical technologies which have the potential to become disruptive by leveraging the convergence of computer processing power, communications, software, and information technology.


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Corporate Presence

Frisco boasts an impressive list of companies that call it home. Business and residents alike enjoy a high quality of life thanks to outstanding real estate,  an impressively educated workforce, proximity to transportation hubs, award-winning schools, and easy access to recreation, cultural and entertainment venues.

Take a look at some of the Companies that call Frisco home:

FTE*          Industry               
AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group    
Conifer Health Solutions
Baylor Med Center of Frisco
Mario Sinacola & Sons
Centennial Medical Center
Collin College
Market Street
Food and Beverage
Randstad Technologies
Employment Services
Kenexa, an IBM Company
Professional Services
Careington International Corporation

Financial Services
Forest Park Medical Center
ThyssenKrupp Elevators
Professional Services
Comstock Resources
Oil & Gas
Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy
Software & Media
Cornerstone Automation Systems, Inc.
The Hartford
tw telecom
Oil & Gas
Quest Resource Management Group
Imagine Communications
Software & Media
Financial Services
Genesis Pure


  *FTE = Full Time Employees


Frisco, Texas is a low crime community. We were recently ranked the 4th safest city in the nation for cities with populations of 100,000 -499,000 and 14th overall nationwide.

Uniform Crime Report Statistics
Select Cities in Collin / Denton Counties
Calendar Year 2009

City Population Murder Rape Robbery Aggravated Assault Burglary Larceny/Theft Vehicle Theft Total Crime Index Crime Rate per 1000 People











19.13 (-0.11)











20.11 (-6.16)











28.21 (+3.51)











31.90 (-1.22)

The Colony










18.01 (-3.04)











39.56 (+2.76)











32.35 (-1.83)

*Sources:  North Central Texas Council of Governments - Estimated Populations as of 1/1/2010
Crime Statistics from Texas Department of Public Safety

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Development Services

The Frisco Economic Development Corporation works closely with the Development Services Department, which is responsible for the safe development of buildings and infrastructure through enforcement of the city's building code, other city codes and ordinances.

The City of Frisco is committed to creating and maintaining a high quality, sustainable community for residents and businesses. The department is comprised of the following:
·       Animal Control
·       Building Inspections
·       Code Enforcement
·       Health & Food Safety
·       Planning Division
The Department is located in City Hall at
6101 Frisco Square Blvd., 3rd Floor
Frisco, Texas 75034
Phone: 972-292-5300
Fax: 972-292-5388


Population:  150,030 (As of October 1, 2015)

Located in heart of the DFW metropolitan area (6.8 million population) and in Denton and Collin Counties, Central Time Zone less than 25 miles from DFW International Airport, Dallas Love Field and downtown Dallas

SH 121/Sam Rayburn Tollway, Dallas North Tollway, US 380 & easy access to SH 161 / George H. W. Bush Turnpike, I-35 E, US 75, BNSF Railway

Premier business parks including Hall Office Park, Frisco Square, Duke Bridges
Historic Downtown
Premier Sporting Venues

Corporate Presence (sampling)

  • Amerisource Bergen
  • GENBAND    
  • Sheplers
  • Quest Resource Management Group
  • Cornerstone Automation Systems, Inc. (CASI)
  • Greatbatch Inc.
  • Conifer Health Solutions
  • ThyssenKrupp Elevator

Targeted Industries include: Computers & Electronics, Medical Services, Telecommunications, Financial Services, Software & Media, Entertainment & Recreation, & Renewable Energy

Low property tax, no state income tax, non union state

Office development:        4,179,000 SF                       Retail rentable area:     8,137,000 SF    

Educated workforce – 59% of our population, 25 years or older have a bachelors degree or higher
Served by three award winning public school districts: Frisco ISD - 4A, Little Elm  ISD - 4A, Prosper ISD - 3A, Lewisville ISD - 5A and recognized private school Legacy Christian Academy

The City of Frisco is home to three colleges and universities; with eighteen more within a 60 mile radius. Frisco is home to the following campuses: Amberton University, University of Dallas and Collin College.

Quality of Life
Frisco has over 1,369-acres of developed park land in 43 park sites throughout the community
The city has 56 miles of Hike & Bike Trails
Home to the largest private collection of contemporary outdoor sculpture in the country with works of art (all owned by Craig Hall) by James Surls, Frances Bagley and Isaac Smith.
Frisco is home to three unique golf courses
Home to the Frisco Discovery Center and Sci-Tech Discovery Center
Future home to the Museum of the American Railroad

Pro-Business/Pro-Growth City
Aggressive Incentive program
Professional Economic Development staff to assist
Frisco’s population grew 307 percent between 2000 and 2014

Updated Population Projections
We’re modeling 3 different growth rates at this time. All models are subject to change (market conditions, etc.).

Please Note: Several large projects are expected to come online starting in 2012, including Phillips Creek Ranch and the Lawler parcels, as well as two MF and one Mixed-Use project. Other large projects that should make an impact at the mid to latter half of the decade (and into the next) include Main Place, Frisco Market Center, and Newman Village. These projects alone, when completed, will add approx. 31,000 people / 12,700 units.

5-Yr Population Projections
Year 3% 5% 7%
2012 123,200 125,600 128,000
2013 126,900 131,850 136,900
2014 130,700 138,450 146,500
2015 134,600 145,350 156,750
2016 138,650 152,650 167,700

 Build-Out Projections


Year 3% 5% 7%
2015 134,600 145,350 156,750
2020 156,000 185,500 219,800
2025 180,900 236,700 280,000
(in 2023)
2030 209,650 280,000
(in 2029)
2035 240,000
2040 280,000


Recognized by Money Magazine as one of the top 100 places to live

Employment & Training Programs

The mission of the Frisco Economic Development Corporation’s Retention-Expansion Development (RED) program is to retain, grow, and assist our companies in their quests for success. The Frisco EDC is pleased to work closely with a large number of local business assistance agencies geared toward workforce enrichment, from hiring to customized training. In special cases, grants may be available for your training needs.

Frisco Chamber of Commerce -
  • The Chamber’s Small Business Development Program provides assistance for its members through training in marketing, sales, workforce, customer service, technology, management and professional development. In addition, the Chamber hosts a FREE community Job Bank for local companies:
Workforce Solutions of North Central Texas -
  • The local branch of the Texas Workforce Commission, dedicated to matching up job-seekers with companies looking for specific skill-sets. The local office, located in McKinney, has access to statewide databases for potential employees in every industry. In addition, Workforce Solutions provides hiring grants for various industries and a wide array of training initiatives.
Collin College -
  • Collin College is the Collin County community college district, with the Preston Ridge Campus located in the heart of Frisco. Currently, the College serves over 45,000 students and offers over 100 degree and certification programs.
Continuing Education and Workforce Development -
  • The CE division of Collin College offers courses and certifications in a wide variety of curriculum, from logistics to human resources to the latest trends in technology and sustainable practices.
Business Solutions Group -
  • The business resource branch of Collin College created to consult directly with company executives to customize training specific to meet the needs of today’s changing industry and workforce trends.
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) -
  • The Collin SBDC is a cooperative partnership between the US Small Business Administration, the State of Texas and Collin College. The Collin SBDC provides free business counseling and is prepared to assist in identifying grant and attractive loan opportunities.
CareerConnection -
  • CareerConnection is a regional non-profit organization specializing in matching industry-specific job seekers with companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. The organization maintains a comprehensive and current database of clients, focusing on manager, supervisor, and executive level professionals.

In addition to the above public agencies, Frisco is home to branches of various universities, each of which provide degree and continuing education opportunities geared toward corporate talent:



Frisco, Texas is one of the fastest growing cities in America. Just 25 miles northeast of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, planners, economists and site selectors have identified Frisco as one of the nation's brightest spots for development.

Located in the Central Time Zone, Frisco is only one hour behind the East Coast and two hours ahead of the West extending the working day for companies doing business on both coasts.

Air travel time from D/FW International Airport to any major city in North America is less than four hours.

With major highways north-south and east-west, the community is well positioned on the path of growth in the Dallas area and provides easy access to all its amenities.

Frisco provides its residents and businesses with access to a region of over 6.7 million people. In addition, over 40 million people in the US reside within a 600-mile radius of the Dallas - Fort Worth Metro area, making Frisco accessible to an extremely large consumer and industrial market.

Metro Comparison (COL)

Business Taxes

    Corporate   Unemployment Workers Comp
Metro Area Sales Tax Basis Inventory Rate Wage (per $100 payroll)
Atlanta 8.00% 6.00% Net Income No 2.62% $8,500 $2.29
Chicago 10.25% 4.80% Net Income No 3.10% $12,520 $2.79
Frisco/DFW 8.25% 1.00% Taxable Yes 2.70% $9,000 $2.61
Houston 8.25% 1.00% Taxable Yes 2.70% $9,000 $2.61
Los Angeles 9.75% 8.84% Net Income No 3.40% $7,000 $2.72
New York 8.88% 7.10% Net Income No 4.10% $8,500 $2.55


Personal Taxes

  Sales Tax     Property State Income  
Metro Area State County City Total Tax Rate Tax Rate  
Atlanta 4.00% 3.00% 1.00% 8.00% 1.39% 1.00% 6.00%
Chicago 6.30% 2.80% 1.30% 10.30% 2.20% 3.00% 3.00%
Frisco/DFW 6.30% 1.00% 1.00% 8.30% 1.63% 0.00% 0.00%
Houston 6.30% 1.00% 1.00% 8.30% 1.55% 0.00% 0.00%
Los Angeles 7.30% 1.50% 1.00% 9.80% 1.13% 1.30% 9.60%
New York 4.00% 0.40% 4.50% 8.90% 2.16% 4.00% 9.00%
Source:  Federation of Tax Administrators, State Tax Rates 2010, Various state revenue departments, 2009-10.


Cost of Living (US=100)

Metro Area Overall Food Housing Utilities Transportation Health Care Misc.
Atlanta 97 99 91 88 103 102 102
Chicago 114 105 125 107 118 115 106
Frisco/DFW 89 99 63 95 106 108 99
Houston 86 94 54 96 103 107 97
Los Angeles 163 113 220 116 108 119 107
New York 178 137 203 157 119 178 135
Source:  Sperling & Sander, Cities Ranked & Rated, 2007.


Health Care and Monthly Insurance Costs

Doctors  Hospital Beds 
Metro Area HMO Indemnity HMO Indemnity per Capita per Capita
Atlanta $545 $719 $1,023 $1,184 211 243
Chicago $533 $702 $991 $1,180 292 334
Frisco/DFW $563 $716 $1,057 $1,205 218 257
Houston $549 $706 $1,040 $1,188 247 305
Los Angeles $545 $826 $1,024 $1,347 244 307
New York $685 $941 $1,275 $1,578 391 475
Source:  Economic Research Institute, Geographic Reference Report, 2009.


Housing Overview

Metro Area % Single Family New Price Resale Family % Multi Typical Rent
Atlanta 71% $266,500 $124,800 29% $800
Chicago 51% $360,200 $176,400 49% $1,500
Frisco/DFW 68% $332,500 $267,370 32% $900
Houston 68% $221,300 $150,100 32% $850
Los Angeles 52% $596,100 $331,400 48% $1,820
New York 19% $696,500 $436,900 81% $1,890
Source: National Association of Realtors, 2009; American Community Survey, 2008; ACCRA, 2009; Money Magazine, 2009.
MetroComp 12/15/2010

Retention-Expansion Development Programs

The Frisco Economic Development Corporation is pleased to provide a vibrant array of initiatives for our existing business community. The mission of the Frisco Retention-Expansion Development (RED) program is to retain, grow, and assist our companies in their quests for success.

  • One-on-One Company Visits: The Frisco Economic Development Corporation has dedicated the RED program to maintain a pulse of the business community and activities. On a regular basis, the Business Resources Manager will make a personal visit to you and your company executives to discuss your business operations in Frisco.
  • Frisco Action Community Team (Just the FACTs): Local and regional allies group dedicated to working together to provide a wide variety of resources to Frisco businesses. Members include representatives and decision makers from local utility companies, higher education providers, workforce and skills development agencies, business development centers, grant and funding sources, community stakeholders, etc.
  • Strictly Frisco: Collaborative effort with the Frisco Convention & Visitors Bureau to raise awareness of “extended business” opportunities for companies to host meetings, retreats, symposiums right here in Frisco. Annual meeting featuring state and regional business “champions” in the fields of corporate development. Past speakers include Jeff Fegan, CEO DFW International Airport and Aaron Demerson, Executive Director, Office of the Governor – Economic Development and Tourism.
  • Frisco Forum: Quarterly breakfast exclusively for C- and VP-level executives. This program provides Frisco business leaders an opportunity for networking and informative discussions. Topics are geared toward interests of corporate growth, security, international trade, and other developments important to Frisco companies.
  • FriscoHR: To address the ongoing demands of workforce solutions, the FriscoHR network was established to allow Human Resource directors throughout Frisco to touch base on best practices, challenges, skills deficiencies and training opportunities.
  • Frisco Green Network: Green is the new… everything! Frisco’s business climate understand the necessity to enhance environmental efforts on every level. With a rich base in technology, development, and energy, Frisco companies in “green” industries have an opportunity to make a strong local impact.
  • Frisco YP: In the coming year, the Frisco EDC is dedicated to working with the Frisco Chamber of Commerce to form a “Young Professionals” network to connect the young executives in the community with networking and informational engagements.


Right to Work State

Texas is a right-to-work state. This means that under the Texas Labor Code, a person cannot be denied employment because of membership or non-membership in a labor union or other labor organization. Tex. Labor Code Ann. §§ 101.001, et al.

Texas laws protect employees from threats, force, intimidation, or coercion for choosing to either participate or not participate in a union. In other words, the choice of whether to join a labor union is yours; you may not be required to join or pay dues to a union as a condition of employment, nor may you be denied employment because you have joined a union.

If your employer has entered into a collective bargaining agreement with a union which requires employees to make payments to, or on behalf of, a labor union under the agreement as a condition of employment, (often referred to as a "union security clause"), your employer may be in violation of Texas right-to-work laws. If you do not wish to participate in union membership or contributions, but feel that you are required to do so, or that you will be disciplined or lose your job if you do not comply, you can report the situation under Texas right-to-work laws by emailing


Area City Tax Rate Comparison:


Combined property tax rate - City of Frisco/Frisco ISD - Collin County $2.2463
Combined property tax rate - City of Frisco/Frisco ISD - Denton County $2.1922
City of Frisco and State sales tax rate of $8.25%
Fiscal Year 2015 Assessed Value totals $18.046 billion

Collin County 0.235
City of Frisco  0.46
Frisco ISD 1.46
Collin College District 0.08196
TOTAL 2.23696
Collin County 0.235
City of Frisco  0.46
Prosper ISD 1.67
Collin College District 0.08196
TOTAL 2.44696
Denton County 0.2722
City of Frisco 0.46
Frisco ISD 1.46
TOTAL 2.1922
Denton County 0.2722
City of Frisco 0.46
Lewisville ISD 1.477
TOTAL 2.2092
Denton County 0.2722
City of Frisco 0.46
Little Elm ISD (Freeport exemption not offered) 1.54
TOTAL 2.2722
County .235
City 0.54
School 1.64
Collin College District 0.08196
TOTAL 2.49696
Collin County 0.235
City 0.645
School 1.64
Collin College District 0.08196
TOTAL 2.60196
County 0.2722
City 0.437
School 1.477
TOTAL 2.1862
Collin County 0.235
City  0.5830
School 1.67
Collin College District 0.08196
TOTAL 2.56996
Collin County 0.235
City 0.4886
School 1.448
Collin College District 0.08196
TOTAL 2.25356
Collin County 0.235
City 0.52
Prosper ISD 1.67
Collin College District 0.08196
TOTAL 2.50696
Richardson (Dallas County)  
County 0.2431
City 0.6352
School 1.34005
Dallas Community College District 0.124775
TOTAL 2.343125
The Colony (Lewisville ISD)  
County 0.2722
City 0.6725
School 1.477
TOTAL 2.4217
County 0.235
City 0.8789
School 1.64
Collin College District 0.08196
TOTAL 2.83586


Water Rates:
$14.00 (minimum) for the first 2000 gallons
$2.76/per thousand for 2,001-15,000 gallons
$3.22/per thousand for 15,001-25,000
$3.46/per thousand for 25,001 or more gallons


Sewer Rates:
$14.00 (minimum) for the first 2000 gallons
$2.55/per thousand for 2,001 or more

For more specific information contact Utility Billing at 972-292-5575 or
Electricity (Provider depends on location)

Dual Feed Available: Yes
Distribution Voltage (KV Rating): 25 KV
Transmission Voltage (KV Rating): 69KV 138KV 345KV
Service Voltage: 120/208 120/240 277/480
Total Capacity: 22,449,000 KW
Reserve at System Peak: 26.9%
Reliability: .99


Distribution Voltage (KV Rating): 25KV
Transmission Voltage (KV Rating): 138 KV
Service Voltage: 120/208 120/240 277/480
Total Capacity: 2,078,000 KW
Reserve at System Peak: 15.2%
Dual Feed Available: YES
Reliability: .99

Other providers
First Choice Power, Inc. - 1-866-469-2464
GEXA Energy - 1-866-961-9399
Green Mountain - 1-866-473-3689
Reliant Energy - 1-866-735-4268
Stream Energy - 1-866-447-8732
TXU Energy Inc. - 1-866-225-5898

Natural Gas (Provider depends on location)
Atmos Energy is the largest natural-gas-only distributor in the United States. Their regulated distribution operations deliver natural gas to 3.2 million residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural and public-authority customers. Distribution services are provided to more than 1,600 communities in 12 states.
CoServ - 800-274-4014

Telephone Service (Provider depends on location)
•    Switching Equipment: Central Office 5ESS
•    Fiber Optics: YES
•    Other Services:
•    A number of SLC-96 and SLC Series 5 are utilized in the local network, some officio are served by fiber optic cable
•    T-1 circuits capable of interactive video service are available
•    ISDN available
•    Central Office is digital

Other providers
Grande Communications - 1-877-238-6891 Sage Telecom - 1-888-449-4940


Frisco, Texas is home to a diverse population of workers and employers, and the Frisco Economic Development Corporation is committed to continue to have a qualified workforce that attracts, retains and expands industries, and enhances the quality of life for our residents in the City of Frisco.

    Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
City of Frisco October 2010 52,714 48,987 3,727 7.1%
Collin County October 2010 416,660 386,350 30,130 7.2%
Denton County October 2010 354,054 328,429 25,625 7.2%
State of Texas October 2010 12,158,580 11,193,351 965,229 7.9%


    Jan Feb Mar Apr May June
Frisco Unemployment Rate Monthly 7.4% 7% 7.3% 7.0% 7.1% 7.5%
Collin County Unemployment Rate Monthly 7.6% 7.3% 7.4% 7.1% 7.3% 8.0%
Denton County Unemployment Rate Monthly 7.8% 7.4% 7.4% 7.0% 7.1% 7.9%
State Unemployment Rate Monthly 8.5% 8.2% 8.1% 7.7% 7.9% 8.8%