MORE TO THE BOOM THAN MEETS THE EYE
More and more families are coming here. The question is, why?
Forney may seem like just one more town on the way out of town, but it is, in fact, the 18th fastest growing in DFW—up 225% in little more than a decade. Yet the city has managed to maintain a vibrant, family-centered lifestyle in spite of that population explosion, its leaders carefully weighing growth opportunities against quality of place and sustainability.
Forney offers its residents big-city perks and career opportunities with a kinder, gentler lifestyle: stellar public schools, abundant recreation, cultural and entertainment venues, suburban shopping, and great healthcare—all just minutes from Downtown Dallas.
And what does it offer businesses? A wealth of development options, an educated blue- and white-collar workforce, competitive real estate prices, and the support of a city willing to do all it can to smooth the way and make things happen.
We work hard to find the right fit for companies large and small who consider siting here and we watch trends to anticipate need and make way for it. For example, Forney’s EDC has collaborated with landowners to set aside 135 acres for a medical, professional services, education campus to meet the burgeoning demand and in an unprecedented public-private-partnership, is opening up 2000+ acres for development of “Gateway” with a $23 million road project.
Likewise, we work with entrepreneurs, moms-and-pops, and other small businesses to help them—from that first city-tour and review of demographics to space selection and all the way through grand opening.
Perhaps most important of all is our ethos. Some think that City Without Limits is just a hollow slogan. In reality, it speaks to both the attitude of the people—earth-deep grit and tenacity born on the prairie—and to the fact that far more people than those inside our city limits consider Forney home. For more insight into Forney, see the city website here.