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Forney Economic Development Corporation Announces Reception Celebrating 25 Years of Economic Growth

FORNEY, TX - The Forney Economic Development Corporation (FEDC) is pleased to announce a reception honoring 25 years of attracting and expanding business in Forney, Texas. The anniversary celebration is open to the public and will occur from 6:00-7:00 pm on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Forney City Hall. The FEDC was established by a community vote in 1994 to dedicate a half cent of local sales tax to fund economic development initiatives in Forney.

Forney EDC Receives Economic Excellence Recognition from Texas EDC

February 25, 2019

For Immediate Release

FORNEY, TX – The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) announced the recipients of its annual Economic Excellence Recognition program for 2018. The awards were presented at a breakfast held Thursday, February 21, 2019, at the TEDC’s Legislative Conference in Austin, Texas. The two and one half-day conference was held February 20-22 at the Sheraton hotel in downtown Austin.

Panera Bread to Open Newest Location in Forney

October 25, 2018

FORNEY, TX - The City of Forney is excited to announce that fast casual bakery-café, Panera Bread will soon be opening a location in Forney. The Missouri-based company will be located on the property south of Kroger at the intersection of Marketplace Blvd. and the WB U.S. Highway 80 frontage road. 

FEDC to Expand Office and Retail Space with "Victorian Village"

May 2, 2018

FORNEY, TX – The Forney City Council took an extensive stride in attracting unique office and boutique-style retail tenants during the May 1 City Council meeting. Council members unanimously approved an agreement with the Garrett Moore Company to construct four 3-5,000 square foot buildings, modeled after the Victorian homes along Swiss Avenue in Dallas, on a 5-acre tract at the Chestnut and Main St. intersection near Downtown Forney.

Goodyear Chooses Forney for New Facility

October 17, 2018

FORNEY, TX During the October 16 City Council meeting, the council was informed that the Goodyear Tire Company, the multinational tire manufacturing company founded in 1898, has selected a site for a new distribution center in the City of Forney. 

Forney EDC Recognized by the Texas Economic Development Council

The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) awarded the Forney Economic Development Corporation (EDC) a Certificate of Achievement for Economic Excellence, recognizing the EDC for their efforts throughout the last year.

Forney ISD Board of Trustees Unanimously Approve Freeport-Exempt Status

With the school district passing Freeport-Exempt status, Forney can better compete for industrial development as a “Triple Freeport” community.

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  •     “The community is real supportive of new business coming in. The city itself has great ideas on what’s coming ahead. I would advise anyone to look at moving into the Forney area.
    - Patrick McCrea
    Owner, Doe Belly’s Catfish Café
  •     Working with the City of Forney has been a pleasure. The City’s proactive response to any problem Steve Silver Company has encountered is refreshing. Glad to call Forney our home.
    - Jud Preskitt
    Vice President, Steve Silver Company
  •     Smurfit Kappa’s Forney Mill has been operating in Forney for over forty years.  Forney is a great place to do business with an excellent, well-educated workforce and a supportive, forward-thinking city government.
    - Dave Nelson
    Vice President of Paper Operations, Smurfit Kappa North America
  •     OGW is a proud member of the Forney business community. The EDC, City Government, and the community as a whole are very open and supportive of growing businesses.
    - Holly Dempsey
    COO, OGW, LLC