Workforce & Education


Businesses in Allen are supported by a highly-skilled workforce and a pipeline of future talent.


Allen boasts access to one of the largest, most educated and highly talented workforces in the country.


workers within a 30 minute drive


projected job growth in Allen, well above the national average of 5.9%


unionization in a right-to-work state

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See The Available Workforce

Zoom in and out of the map below and see how many workers live within the current view.

You can also click on individual census tracts to view more information about workers in each industry.

Higher Education

Allen’s employers are nestled in an extensive higher education system.

Schools in the local region include: the University of Texas – Dallas, the University of North Texas, the University of Texas – Arlington, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Southern Methodist University. Furthermore, UT Dallas, UNT, and UT Arlington are all ranked as Tier I doctoral universities for their levels of research activity.

In addition, the Dallas-Fort Worth area draws thousands of new graduates from universities in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and others in the Southwest US. In fact, the Census Bureau estimates of the people moving to Dallas-Fort Worth in 2015:

  • 81,537 new residents were aged 18-34
  • 41,311 new residents already had a Bachelor’s degree
  • 23,149 new residents had a Graduate or professional degree

colleges and universities in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area


vocational and technical schools offer specialized training


students enrolled in higher education


degrees awarded last year


degrees awarded in STEM fields

Collin College

The area is also home to Collin College, the largest community college in North Texas where over 40,000 students are enrolled in credit courses. Collin College is about to begin construction on a 340,000 SF campus in Allen that will serve as the county’s central hub for career and technical education.

The school’s Center for Workforce & Economic Development offers training programs specialized to meet companies’ need. Workforce development grants like the Skills Development Fund have helped Allen companies reduce the costs of training their employees. For example, KONE, a global elevator and escalator manufacturer, recently received a $398,000 grant for customized training programs.