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Collin County Economic Opportunity Assessment

In 2018, CFT catalyzed conversations about equity, access, and outcomes across the Dallas community by presenting a comprehensive analysis of economic opportunity in Dallas County.

In 2019, we started work on a similar report for Collin County without knowing how much or how quickly things would change with the onset of the pandemic.

While it’s too early to see the full impact of the pandemic on Collin County, the data pulled for this report serves as a baseline showing the community’s starting point. It provides some early economic indicators of how residents are faring in terms of employment, affected job sectors, and health insurance coverage. We believe it outlines the strengths and challenges ahead for Collin County.


Financial security is critical to the stability of families and is a crucial building block for the underlying long-term vitality of our local cities and economies. This is a difficult and unprecedented time, but we remain optimistic that our region can and will recover. Data like this report can serve as a roadmap for where and how we can focus our efforts.

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— Alfreda Norman, CFT Trustee

Other resources

Collin County
Economic Opportunity
Presentation Slides
Collin County
Economic Opportunity
Assessment Policy

Experience the release event.

On October 22, 2020, we held a virtual event to release the Collin County Economic Opportunity Assessment.

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Alfreda Norman

Past Board Chair, Communities Foundation of Texas; 
Former Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

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Sarah Cotton Nelson

Former Chief Philanthropy Officer,
Communities Foundation of Texas

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Mona Kafeel

Executive Director, Texas Muslim Women's Foundation

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Dr. Neil Matkin

Chancellor, Collin College

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Dave Scullin

Retired President and CEO,
Communities Foundation of Texas

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Ann Beeson

Former CEO, Every Texan

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LaMonte Thomas

Former President, Cigna

Media coverage

  • Dallas Business Journal: As Collin County grows, COVID-19 could deepen economic divides

  • Community Impact: Report on Collin County economic opportunities reveals disparities in income, health, and

  • Community Impact: COVID-19 magnifying economic, health, needs in McKinney, study shows

  • Community Impact: Collin County economic report supports Plano’s
    plan of action in fight against COVID-19

  • Lifestyle Frisco: Collin County Economic Opportunity Assessment shows assets and obstacles

JeriChambers SQ
Jeri Chambers, CAP®
Senior Officer, Donor Relations, Collin County

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