Located just 30 miles north of Dallas-Fort Worth, and part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, McKinney, Texas is one of the country's fastest growing cities. Founded as a principal commercial center for the United States in 1849, McKinney was established as a city in 1913. Providing area farmers with farming supplies like cotton mills, banks, and corn, McKinney has grown into a thriving metropolis with nearly 135,000 residents. McKinney's primary employers include Raytheon, McKinney Independent School District, and the Collin County Government. McKinney was voted one of 2012's Best Places to Live by Money Magazine, and the city continues to grow exponentially.