With Extenet’s move to Frisco, Texas officially in the books, we wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate our new hometown and highlight why it’s such a perfect place for our company and our employees — and why it’s a leading destination for businesses and professionals throughout the tech industry looking for a new place to call home.
With that in mind, let’s look at three reasons why Frisco is at the epicenter of the U.S. tech industry in 2023.
1) Strong Tech Company Presence
Frisco’s business-friendly policies and impeccable infrastructure have attracted some of the top tech-focused corporations and high-growth startups in the country.
Take a look at some of the brands below:
All of these companies, including Extenet, have established offices or headquarters in Frisco for a variety of reasons, from its prime location to its wealth of business-supporting resources. That probably explains why $3.1 billion in venture capital was invested in Frisco during 2022 alone.
2) Sports Tech Innovation
From football to e-sports, Frisco is attracting top corporate and sports brands, with seven professional sports organizations headquartered in the city, including the Dallas Cowboys and the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) of America. There’s a good reason Frisco is affectionately known as Sports City, USA™.
Speaking of the Dallas Cowboys and technology, not only has Extenet partnered with the team at the flagship AT&T Stadium, but we also provide a distributed antenna system (DAS) for The Star District, a fast-growing restaurant, shopping and entertainment complex in the heart of the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters, and the Ford Center, the team’s training facility.
This investment in both technology and the city of Frisco itself has led to distinctions including The Star being chosen to host the 58th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in May 2023, as well as the filming location for the climactic sequence of the 2021 football film, American Underdog, starring Zachary Levi.
In addition to the contributions of the Dallas Cowboys, accelerators like Scoreboard Ventures and Stadia Ventures are propelling sports tech startups to success and further solidifying Frisco’s status as a hub for sports innovation. Some notable startups and initiatives in the area include XR Sports, which enables pro sports teams and athletes to deliver digital gaming hubs, and Baylor Scott & White Sports Therapy & Research, a world-class facility for athletes and teams to test the best of modern medical advancements.
3) Highly Educated Workforce
Frisco has great companies, great sports teams, and they’re all backed by great technology. It should be unsurprising, then, that they have a great workforce to bring it all to life.
With more than 64% of residents holding a bachelor’s degree or higher, the city’s close proximity to the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area, and more than 350,000 students enrolled in some of the top universities and colleges in the nation, it has become a magnet for both young families and experienced professionals.
And thanks to initiatives from the Frisco Chamber of Commerce and Workforce Solutions of North Central Texas, businesses and working professionals alike can be assured they’ll find the resources, support and development they need.
Frisco’s dedication to fostering a dynamic, tech-focused environment has made it a prime destination for startups, well-established companies and everything in between.
With its strong presence of tech-driven companies, its emphasis on innovation, and its highly educated workforce, there’s no question that Frisco is at the epicenter of the best-in-class tech industry in 2023, and the city’s future looks brighter every day.