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Amazon Selects Forney for New Distribution Center

City of Forney

February 19, 2020


Amazon Selects Forney for New Distribution Center

The City of Forney is excited to announce that Seattle-based corporation, Amazon, has begun construction on a 200,000 square-foot distribution center. Under the development of Seefried Properties, the distribution center will be located in the Gateway Development.

The state-of-the-art facility is expected to be completed by late 2020. The project has already been granted the necessary permits and planning approvals, by both the City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission. The City is excited to add Amazon to our growing portfolio of businesses in the commercial sector.


Contact: Warren Ketteman, Economic Development Director, (972) 564-7376

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