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Getting Started

As a city, we welcome your new business effort. So, just know that whether you represent a national chain or you’re more mom and pop, Forney Economic Development Corporation is here to help. We’ll meet with you to honestly evaluate whether your enterprise or small business is a good fit, provide you with demographic and growth pattern data, arrange site tours, point you toward available properties, and answer your questions. With our partners at the City of Forney Community Development Department, we are here to assist you through the planning, developing, and permitting of your project.

Click here for Information on the Forney Planning & Zoning Development Process


THE RIGHT AUDIENCE: The people of Forney comprise some of the most sought-after demographic and psychographic profiles for: developers of residential and commercial properties—retail, professional, and services businesses, and enterprise-level operations.

HIGH DEMAND: First and foremost, the people of Forney crave more choices. They are eager to find the products and services they want closer to home. That translates into pent-up demand that can launch a business quickly.

LOW RISK: While demand is essential, profitability is the bottom line. The financial model has to make sense, or why take the risk? That’s where Forney’s attractive real estate prices, competitive lease rates and quality labor pool add up to a critical mass of opportunity that’s hard to ignore.

PRO-BUSINESS: The business startup experience here is personal, friendly, and supportive. The City of Forney Community Development Department, Forney EDC, Forney Chamber of Commerce and TVCC Small Business Development Center are all here to help.

LOCATION: Conveniently located 21 miles east of Downtown Dallas, Forney offers close proximity to the highway and interstate system of the Dallas-Fort Worth area in one of the fastest growing regions in North Texas.


Our local partner in business planning: Trinity Valley Community College Small Business Development Center

The Trinity Valley Community College Small Business Development Center (TVCC/SBDC) provides FREE confidential business consulting services to individuals seeking to start a business and those already in business. Assistance may consist of one-on-one counseling, research services, training or utilization of one of our specialty centers. Consulting services are comprehensive and individualized to meet your particular needs.

Basic steps to starting a business in Texas: Wide Open for Business

More useful links:

Forney Community Development Department

Forney Chamber of Commerce

SCORE - Counselors to America's Small Business

Small Business Administration


Businesses new to Forney