Allen Texas Ranked #2

Money Magazine Ranks Allen TX 2nd Best Place To Begin A Career

March 15, 2018

Allen is proving itself another example of why North Texas has become a popular destination for those climbing the professional ladder.

The Dallas Morning News reports last year, Allen was ranked Money Magazine's 2nd Best Place To Live. Now, Money Magazine ranks Allen the 2nd best place to launch a career.

Dan Bowman, Executive Director and CEO of the Allen Economic Development Corporation says, "It makes a lot of sense given the type of community, the type of workforce that we have and the diversity of housing options, mixed-use centers and office locations." Bowman continued, "If you're looking to start a career and move it onto the next level, we've really got all the components here in Allen that it would take to make that successful." 

Allen Mayor Steve Terrell said in an emailed statement, "Money editors recognized something our residents have known for a while: Allen is more than just a bedroom community to Dallas." Terrell also noted, "Our highly-educated workforce, business-friendly climate and prime location along US 75 and SH 121 make us a standout spot for new, expanding or relocating businesses."

Allen continues to grow, with the following projects:

  • CyrusOne (a real estate investment trust that invests in carrier-neutral data centers and provides colocation and peering services) is building a 66-acre 340,000-square foot data center facility on U.S. Highway 75 near Stacy Rd, which will eventually be one of North Texas' largest data center developments, with it's 1st phase expected to be finished later this year. next to the TierPoint data center in Allen.  
  • Construction is underway for a 7-acre, 90,000 sq.ft, $91 mil convention and 300-room Marriott Hotel complex at the northwest corner of Bethany Dr. and U.S. Highway 75
  • Developer Hines is planning a 135-acre corporate campus and mixed-use development called 'The Strand', at the southeast corner of State Highway 121 and Alma Road. Construction on the 1st phase is expected to begin later this year. 
  • The new Steam Center K-8 Field Experience for Allen ISD is under construction.  

The North Texas boom continues.