0 Articles
0 News
0 Properties
0 Page

Forney EDC Receives Economic Development Excellence Award from State Association

Stewart McGregor

February 20, 2020

For Immediate Release

Forney EDC Receives Economic Development Excellence Award from State Association

FORNEY, TX – The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) announced the recipients of its Annual Economic Excellence Recognition program for 2019.  The awards were presented at a breakfast held Thursday, February 20, 2020 at the TEDC Winter Conference in College Station, TX. 

The Economic Excellence program provides recognition to economic development organizations that meet a desired threshold of professionalism and accomplishment.  Certifications, professional memberships, staff training and organizational effectiveness all contribute to the standards of this award.  Forney EDC was one of 52 organizations throughout the state to receive this award.

  “Our residential growth has been accompanied by strong interest in commercial and industrial development.  I’m proud of our efforts in attracting new business and helping existing businesses expand as Forney becomes a major suburb in the Dallas area.  I’m grateful to the Texas Economic Development Council for their support and recognition of our efforts,” said Warren Ketteman, Executive Director of the Forney EDC.

The Texas Economic Development Council, established in 1961, is an Austin-based, statewide, non-profit professional association, dedicated to the development of economic and employment opportunities in Texas.  The TEDC provides information, educational and legislative services to approximately 850 members and is the largest statewide economic development association in the United States.  Their objective is to support the economic growth of Texas and develop strategies that promote a positive business climate in the state.


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

  •     “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