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McKinney Economic Development Corporation
Title: Director of Business Development
Chad Walker is Director of Business Development for the McKinney Economic Development Corporation. He joined MEDC in January, 2014 to bolster business recruiting efforts and to promote the rapidly growing community as an excellent place to expand or relocate a business. He works to attract projects that match the community's long-term vision as America's premier location for corporate headquarters, high tech, aerospace and aviation, healthcare and medical device manufacturing and clean manufacturing.
Walker came to McKinney from the City of Lubbock, Texas, where he spent three years as a Business Recruitment Project Manager with the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance. His previous experience includes several years in commercial real estate appraisal in the Dallas / Fort Worth area as well as serving as a commercial construction superintendent in Texas and Colorado.
Walker earned his Master of Real Estate degree from the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Honors Program in Management at Texas Tech University where he was a National Merit Scholar. Additionally, he has completed Economic Development Institute training at the University of Oklahoma. Walker is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys restoring classic automobiles in his spare time.
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