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Forney EDC Seeks Proposals for Downtown Land

Stewart McGregor

February 17, 2020

FORNEY, TX – The Forney Economic Development Corporation is seeking proposals from qualified developers for approximately 4 acres of land located at the northeast corner of Main Street and Chestnut Street in Forney, TX.  The commercial zoned property is owned by the EDC and is located with ½ mile of Historic Downtown Forney with all utilities present. 

Those interested in receiving the request are encouraged to contact Warren Ketteman, Executive Director for the Forney EDC.  He can be reached at (972) 564-7376 or via email at wketteman@forneytx.gov.  Proposals will be accepted through March 20, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.  Further information on the RFP can be found at the following link: https://www.forneytx.gov/bids.aspx?bidID=54



  •     “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