Chief Administrative Officer Email Me
111 North Powell Parkway
P.O. Box 776
Ph: (972) 924-3325
Fx: (972) 924-2620
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Anna Economic Development Corporation (EDC) works in cooperation with the Community Development Corporation to coordinate efforts that expand the city's business tax base with a focus on creating primary jobs within the City of Anna. The corporations have provided incentives that resulted in much of the retail development that has occurred in Anna since 2008. The EDC was instrumental in recruiting Brookshires Grocery Company, CVS pharmacy, and McDonalds. The EDC has also recruited 2 technology based companies - Image Vision a growing software engineering company and Nimbix a high tech cloud computing. The EDC has also purchased and remodeled the Old Post Office located in our downtown area which now serves as office space for Image Vision.
Purpose: Foster a vibrant, thriving economy through the promotion and development of new and expanding businesses.
- Assist developers in filling available lease space
- Effectively promote and market Anna
- Identify and attract businesses to Anna
- Seek out entertainment style businesses
- Apply for grants and other funding sources
About the Director:
Jessica began as the Assistant to the City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer to the EDC and CDC in December of 2008. Under the Direction of the City Manager, Ms. Perkins is responsible for special city projects as well as to provide management support to the Anna Economic and Community Development Corporations and their board members.
Ms. Perkins grew up in northern Ohio and moved to Texas in 2004. Jessica has a BA in Social Work from Taylor University and a Master's in Public Administration from Cleveland State University.
Prior to working for the City of Anna, she worked for the City of Sherman, Texas for 4 years in Public Works and Engineering. Ms. Perkins lives in McKinney with her husband and two children.