Why Grayson County?

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Grayson County has experienced unprecedented growth in recent years. While much of the boom is the result of Dallas' northward spread, it's also fueled by the county's proactive leadership and the business-friendly attitude of its composite communities. Grayson County is very much open for business, as evidenced by the scarcity of restrictions, regulations and zoning issues. Under the leadership of Judge Bill Magers and the Commissioners Court, the county offers a progressive business environment.

The Area

North Texas Regional Airport is located in Grayson County, just 60 miles north of Dallas. The area is comprised of two major cities, Sherman (37,710), Denison (24,103), and a number of smaller towns and communities such as Pottsboro (2,098). These communities provide a workforce for several Fortune 100 and 500 companies including Texas Instruments and Coca-Cola Bottling Company. Numerous education and training opportunities exist at local universities; Grayson County College in Denison, Austin College in Sherman, Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma, thirty minutes north of Denison and the University of North Texas and Texas Woman's University, located less than an hours drive west in Denton, Texas.

The county also features Lake Texoma's 650 miles of the country's most beautiful shoreline, Eisenhower State Park's hike and bike trails, a historic Downtown Denison and Sherman Main Streets provide a relaxed quality of life, all just a few minutes drive within the county.

Official Grayson County Website

Grayson County Regional Mobility Authority

A five-member locally appointed committee was created for the purpose of constructing, maintaining, and operating transportation projects in a region of the state. The RMA Chairman is appointed by the Governor of Texas. The Grayson County Regional Mobility Authority oversees the activities of the North Texas Regional Airport.

RMA Website

Clyde Siebman, Chairman
903.870.0070
clydesiebman@siebman.com

Bill Benton, Vice Chairman
903.482-5255
billbenton@blretx.com

Bill Rasor, Secretary/Treasurer
903-786-3566
brasor@hughes.net

Randy Hensarling, Board Member
903-786-3566
randy.hensarling@landmarkbank.com

Robert Brady, Board Member
903-786-3566
bradyr@cableone.net

 

Workforce

There are thousands of aviation related employees and a strong manufacturing workforce available to the North Texas Regional Airport. The easy access via Hwy US 75 and the soon to be connected Hwy 289 provide access to one of the fastest and largest suburban labor pools in the nation. The surrounding areas of Sherman, Denison and Pottsboro also provide a strong manufacturing workforce. Additionally, the North Texas region is recognized as one of the largest clusters of aviation business in the nation.

Workforce Statistics

Labor Markets
FAA Certified Workers
A&P Mechanic Count
Airframe & Power plant Mechanics and Repairmen
List of Aviation Training Available
Texas Workforce Solutions
Heart of Defense

Area Workforce Demographics

Aviation Related Training

The North Texas area has the capacity to support educational needs for a skilled workforce. Grayson County College Center for Workplace Learning provides continuing education for area employers.

The Center for Workplace Learning Training and Conference Center on the Grayson County College campus was made possible through the innovative, non-profit partnership of the Denison Development Alliance, the Sherman Economic Development Corporation, Workforce Solutions Texoma, and Grayson County College.

A testament to the proactive business environment in Grayson County, the state-of-the-art facility was constructed for the central purpose of developing regional workforce skills with local access to world-class training. Most courses are customized for specific industry application and utilize a blended delivery to optimize the corporate learning investment.

 

Local Governments
GRAYSON COUNTY

CITY OF BELLS, TEXAS
www.bellstexas.com

CITY OF COLLINSVILLE, TEXAS
www.collinsvilletexas.org

CITY OF DENISON, TEXAS
www.cityofdenison.com

CITY OF GUNTER, TEXAS
www.guntertexas.com

CITY OF HOWE, TEXAS
www.howetx.org

CITY OF POTTSBORO, TEXAS
www.pottsboro.govoffice2.com

CITY OF SADLER, TEXAS
www.cityofsadlertx.us

CITY OF SHERMAN, TEXAS
www.cityofsherman.org

CITY OF TOM BEAN, TEXAS
www.tombean.net

CITY OF TIOGA, TEXAS
www.tiogatxchamber.net

CITY OF VAN ALSTYNE, TEXAS
www.ci.van-alstyne.tx.us

CITY OF WHITESBORO, TEXAS
www.whitesborotexas.com

CITY OF WHITEWRIGHT, TEXAS
www.whitewright.org

Area Chambers
Denison
www.denisontexas.us

Pottsboro
www.pottsborochamber.com

Sherman
www.shermantx.org
www.shermanchamber.us

Gunter
www.guntertxchamber.com

Howe
www.howetx.org

Tioga
www.tiogatxchamber.net

Van Alstyne
www.vanalstynechamber.com

Whitewright
www.whitewright.org

Whitesboro
www.whitesborotx.com

Accomodations
Best Western
810 N U.S. Hwy 75
Denison, TX USA 75020
www.bestwestern.com

Comfort Inn Denison
801 US Hwy 75 North
Denison, TX USA 75020
www.comfortinn.com

Comfort Suites Sherman
2900 HWY 75 N
Sherman, TX USA 75090
www.comfortinn.com

Hampton Inn Denison
3415 Ansley Blvd.
Denison, TX USA 75020
www.hamptoninn.com

Hampton Inn Sherman
2904 Michelle Drive
Sherman, TX USA 75090
www.hamptoninn.com

Hilton Garden Inn Texoma Event Center
5015 Hwy 75 South
Denison, TX USA 75020
www.hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Denison North-Lake Texoma
715 N. Point Look Out Dr
Denison, TX USA 75020

La Quinta Inn & Suites Sherman/Denison
2912 Hwy 75 North
Sherman, TX USA 75090
www.lq.com

Sherman Super 8 Motel
111 E. Hwy. 1417
Sherman, TX USA 75090
www.super8.com

Stonebridge Inn
3605 Hwy 75 South
Sherman, TX USA 75090
www.qualityinn.com

Sherman Days Inn
1831 Texoma Parkway
Sherman, TX USA 75090
www.daysinn.com

Tanglewood Resort
290 Tanglewood Circle
Pottsboro, TX USA 75076
www.tanglewoodresort.com

Hospitals
Texoma Medical Center
www.texomamedicalcenter.net

Wilson N. Jones Medical Center
www.wnj.org

Schools & Colleges
Austin College
www.austincollege.edu

Grayson County College
www.grayson.edu

School Districts
Bells ISD
www.bells.ednet10.net

Collinsville ISD
www.collinsvilleisd.org

Denison ISD
www.denisonisd.net

Gunter ISD
www.guntertexas.com/gunter/gisd

Howe ISD
www.howeisd.com

Pottsboro ISD
www.pottsboroisd.org

S & S Consolidated Independent Schools
www.sandscisd.net

Sherman ISD
www.shermanisd.net

Tioga ISD
www.tioga.ednet10.net

Tom Bean ISD
www.tombean-isd.org

Van Alstyne ISD
www.vanalstyneisd.org

Whitesboro ISD
www.whitesboroisd.org

Whitewright ISD
www.whitewrightisd.com

Private Schools
Grayson Christian Academy
www.graysonchristian.org

St. Luke Episcopal School, Denison
www.saintlukesschool.org

Texoma Christian Middle School
www.texomachristian.org

Texoma Christian School
www.texomachristian.org

Area Attractions
Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site
www.tpwd.state.tx.us/park/birthplace/

Eisenhower State Park
www.tpwd.state.tx.us/park/eisenhow

Grayson County Frontier Village
www.traveltex.com/pg/Activity.aspx?id=b8060f47-4c10-4483-87c8-8e3ddd877567

Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge
www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/texas/hagerman

Lake Texoma and the Denison Dam
www.traveltex.com/AdvancedResults.aspx?ST=lake+texoma

Loy Lake Park
www.co.grayson.tx.us/Special/LoyLake/LoyLake.htm

Munson Vineyards
www.tvmunson.org

Perrin Field Historical Society
www.perrinfield.org

Red River Historical Museum
www.hosting.texoma.net/rrhms

Red River Railroad Museum
www.redriverrailmuseum.org

Van Alstyne Museum
903-482-1131
216 E. Jefferson Van Alstyne, TX 75495

Whitewright Historical Museum
www.traveltex.com/pg/Activity.aspx?id=9d33c2b2-dad1-4180-9bb2-93a78619fda4

Local News Agencies
KXII
www.kxii.com

KTEN
www.kten.com

KMKT
www.931kmkt.com

KMAD
www.madrock1025.com

KLAK
www.klake.com

KHYI
www.khyi.com

North Texas e-News
www.ntxe-news.com

Herald Democrat
www.herald-democrat.com

Texoma Enterprise
www.texomaenterprise.com

Theaters
Cinemark Movie Theaters
www.cinemark.com

Sherman Community Players
www.scptheater.org

Main Street Showcase
www.mainstreetshowcase.com

The Arts
Denison
www.smalltownbigart.com