Hey Amazon (and other cool companies), Meet me in McKinney!
As cities across the country compete for the coveted second Amazon headquarters, McKinney is among the list of contenders. Amazon went about the corporate headquarter hunt in an unconventional manner. Instead of corporate quietness as they scour the country and visit communities looking for the perfect place to call home, they publicly announced their process, their criteria and a deadline for communities to "wow" them with their community pride pitch.
While their approach wasn't common, it gave communities across the country a chance to show the pride they have. McKinney was no exception. The city launched a campaign - "Meet me in McKinney," and it highlighted the aspects of what makes us special and unique. Being the Chamber President, I am extremely familiar with what makes our community great (it comes with the territory). I get to see the businesses and community leaders who give their time and talents to our city because they care deeply about their home. But even with the amount of pride I already have for McKinney, I still got goosebumps watching this video. It captures the heart of who we are and what makes our city special. While we hope Amazon gets goosebumps too - I'm glad this process gave us the opportunity to capture our spirit and serve as a reminder of how great our community truly is. And it's the people who make the difference.
Check it out - www.meetmeinmckinney.com
Coincidentally, following the launch of the city's "Meet me in McKinney" campaign, the Chamber published it's Business to Business Guide. This publication showcases the business and industry profile in McKinney while also communicating resources for businesses who are looking to grow and expand. Click here to see the online version.
McKinney is a great place to live, work and play. Our businesses are engaged, our community leaders have servant hearts, and our citizens give. Let's not loose what makes us unique while we invite others to Meet Us in McKinney. #meetmeinmckinney