Local Business Resources
Several organizations provide additional resources for Allen businesses. These groups include the Allen Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), Allen Economic Development Corporation (EDC), the Allen-Fairview Chamber of Commerce, Collin County Business Alliance, and the Collin Small Business Development Center.
Allen Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) partners with retail, restaurant and entertainment businesses to promote Allen to visitors. It also works to attract meeting and sporting events to the community. The CVB maintains an online restaurant directory and event calendar and advertises Allen as a destination.
Allen Economic Development Corporation
Allen Economic Development Corporation (Allen EDC) recruits businesses and new jobs to Allen by leveraging economic incentives, top-tier schools and an educated workforce.
Allen-Fairview Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit association of business owners and citizens who work to improve the economic, civic and cultural fortitude of the community. Learn about membership and other benefits.
Collin County Business Alliance
The mission of the Collin County Business Alliance (CCBA) is the leverage collective resources and partnerships to champion positive change, a dynamic business environment and an exceptional quality of life throughout Collin County. The CCBA provides opportunities for networking, multi-business cooperation and exposure to local leaders in education, business and government. Learn about membership and other benefits.
Collin Small Business Development Center
The Collin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of Texas and Collin College. It provides one-on-one, confidential consulting to businesses and residents of Collin and Rockwall counties. It also schedules free and low-cost workshops and seminars on topics that are essential to business success.