The McKinney Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present Robert Allen, President and CEO of the Texas Economic Development Corporation as our guest speaker at our next Executive Breakfast Event. Find out why Texas outpaces all other states in terms of our economic development and business expansion and why North Texas is so essential to the success of business expansion in Texas.
If Texas were a nation, it would be the 10th largest economy in the world. The state ranks at the top of nearly every “best states to do business list” thanks to its unbeatable advantages to companies looking to locate or expand in the state.
Robert Allen of Austin is President and CEO of Texas Economic Development Corporation (TxEDC). Previously, he served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Greg Abbott, during which time he worked closely with the Director of the Economic Development and Tourism Division to further Governor Abbott's mission to position Texas as a global leader in economic development and as the best state for business innovation, job creation and continuing economic expansion. Prior to his role at the Office of the Governor, Allen served as Deputy Chief of Staff at the Office of the Attorney General, where he assisted with the administration of the more than 4,000-employee agency. A native Texan, Robert earned a bachelor's degree from The University of Texas at Austin.