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Forney EDC Recognized for TEDC Community Economic Development Awards

Author: 
Stewart McGregor

November 2, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Forney Economic Development Corporation was recently recognized for merit recognition in community economic development by the Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC).  Forney was one of thirty communities across the state recognized by the trade organization.  Communities were required to submit a project or event the organization had accomplished within the past year.  Forney submitted their Entrepreneur Forum, which took place in March 2016 with over thirty participants and partners in economic development, including the Small Business Development Center.

Forney EDC Director Warren Ketteman said, “I’m so proud of the accomplishments by the Forney EDC, including support from our Board of Directors, City leaders and partners in economic development.  I look forward to continuing our efforts in attracting new industry, growing small businesses and enhancing our programs for local business owners.”  Mr. Ketteman was recognized by TEDC President & CEO, Carlton Schwab, and TEDC Board President John Osborne of Lubbock at their annual conference in San Antonio on October 20, 2016.  Mr. Osborne noted, “Each community nominated achieved excellence in economic development and substantially improved the economic base of their respective regions. The recipient communities in each population category were recognized for extraordinary accomplishments in meeting the criteria set forth in the nomination process.”

The Texas Economic Development Council provides information, education and legislative services to its members to foster the expansion of existing businesses, the location of new firms and the development of strategies that promote a positive business climate in Texas. With more than 850 members, the TEDC is the largest state economic development association in the nation.

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For more information, contact:

Stewart McGregor, Economic Development Coordinator: (972) 564-5808

Kyle Rouvaldt, Public Information Officer: (972) 564-7337

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