Allen Economic Development Wild About Harry
Allen Economic Development Corp CEOHarry Whalen(flanked by assistant directorDan Bowmanand senior administrative assistantTracey Cline) says Allen has a lot to offer, including a$60M football stadiumand a$23M performing arts center. Harry, who's been on the job for a busy 10 months, is bringing his marketing expertise and knowledge to this premier North Dallas location,focusing on technology(it houses Cisco and AT&T data centers);video gaming and software development; andmedical technology(Quest is developing fiber optic connections for heart valves). The area is experiencingstrong retail growth, with developments likeThe Villages at Allen offering 1.5M SF of retail space.Add in Allens sophisticated, affluent labor force (and itshigh school graduation rate of 99%), and you have quite a little paradise. For more info on our sponsor, clickhere.