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Forney EDC Recognized by the Texas Economic Development Council

Kyle Rouvaldt

July 6, 2018

Contact: Warren Ketteman

(972) 564-5808

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.  The Economic Excellence Recognition Program aims to strengthen the knowledge and skills of economic development professionals and volunteers throughout the state.


“We are honored to be recognized once again by the TEDC,” said Forney Economic Development Director, Warren Ketteman.  I am proud of what our staff continues to accomplish attracting new retail, employment opportunities and infrastructure.”


Municipalities that were also recognized include The Colony Economic Development Corporation, the Greater Houston Partnership, the City of Southlake and others.  For more information about the TEDC, please visit www.texasedc.org.


  •     “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