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Locating in Melissa, TX will give you access to one of the largest and most educated workforces in the country. With approximately 1.2 million workers within a 30-minute drive, you’ll have a highly diversified applicant pool at your disposal.
There are also 340,000 students enrolled in more than 30 colleges and universities all within a 60-mile radius of Melissa. All offer a wide range of undergraduate, graduate or professional degree classes. There are an additional 78 vocational and technical schools offering specialized training for a highly skilled workforce.
Melissa ISD is an “A” rated school district for overall district performance from the Texas Education Agency (TEA). MISD also continues to invest with four concurrent development projects underway at Melissa High School including the following:
The district is also built new tennis courts, in conjunction with the City of Melissa, at the Z-Plex Texas Sports Village.
Melissa, located 40 miles north of Dallas, is one of the fastest growing cities in North Texas.. The city issued 522 permits for single-family homes in 2018 and 560 in 2019.
With a trade area population of 66,770 Melissa is actively recruiting more eating establishments, lodging facilities, grocery stores, additional visitor and tourist directed shopping and sports-related amenities.
Seen as an economic development engine for the City, the Z-Plex Texas Sports Village, sits on 100 acres of City-owned land. It includes four baseball fields, one softball fields, four covered and eight open tennis courts, and several soccer fields that have become the Melissa High School teams’ home fields. The complex is also rapidly gaining fame as a first class sports facility that serves a much wider national, and even international, clientele.
Financed through a combination of impact fees, sales and use taxes, and community donations, the complex has, in the two-and-a-half years since its opening, attracted an estimated 700,000 visitors to Melissa, mostly for two and three day weekend tournaments.
Located in the center of 5 major Texas lakes Melissa provides its residents with a number of prime opportunities for outdoor recreation, All within a 60 minute drive time., these lakes provide not only recreation, but economic opportunity as well.
Melissa sits in the strategic gate way to Bois d'Arc Lake offering direct access along SH 121 to the new water reservoir for the metroplex and high growth Collin County. It is expected to open in 2022 and have an estimated 17-22 million non-local visitors annually
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