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FEDC Receives Small Business Support Grant from Governor's Office

Stewart McGregor

FEDC Receives Small Business Support Grant from Governor's Office

August 7, 2017

Contact: Warren Ketteman, Forney EDC Executive Director

(972) 564-5808

FORNEY, TX – The Forney Economic Development Corporation (FEDC) has received a Small Business Service Provider Grant from the Office of Governor Greg Abbott, Department of Economic Development & Tourism. This project is funded in part, by a grant from the Office of the Governor, as funded by the Texas Workforce Commission under the WOIA Dislocated Worker Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Labor.  Funds will be utilized to sponsor a Small Business Digital Marketing Seminar during the month of September.

Warren Ketteman, Executive Director of the FEDC said, “I’m thankful to the Office of the Governor for choosing Forney for this grant and look forward to using these funds to grow Forney’s small business community.  I also want to thank the Trinity Valley Small Business Development Center for partnering with us in this effort.”  The program will be offered September 6, 14, 20 and 27 from 11:30-1:30 at the Best Western Christopher Inn at 752 Pinson Rd., Forney, TX 75126.  Lunch will be provided each week.  Topics to be covered by area digital marketing experts include social media, Google programs, search engine optimization, websites, e-commerce and email marketing.

There is a $25 fee for each participant, payable to the FEDC.  This fee allows access to all four seminars and helps offset the cost of lunch, which is not covered by the grant.  Those interested in participating in the program must call or email the FEDC to register, 972.564.5808 or info@forneytexasedc.org.


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