At the Forney Chamber of Commerce, we are dedicated to fostering a vibrant and thriving community that celebrates the past, embraces the present, and envisions a prosperous future. Our mission is to bring together businesses, organizations, and residents to collaborate, innovate, and make Forney an exceptional place to live, work, and visit.
Forney, a city with a rich history, has its roots deeply intertwined with the development of Texas itself. The area was first settled in the mid-1800s and was originally known as Brooklyn. It was not until 1873 that the name was officially changed to Forney, in honor of the influential railroad official, John W. Forney. The advent of the Texas and Pacific Railway marked a turning point in Forney's growth, as it brought connectivity and opportunities for trade and commerce.
Throughout the years, Forney has weathered its fair share of challenges, but its resilience has always shone through. The city's agricultural heritage, centered around cotton and other crops, played a crucial role in its early development. As time progressed, Forney evolved into a bustling community with diverse industries, from manufacturing to retail, adding to its economic strength. Today, Forney stands as a harmonious blend of the past and the present. The city proudly preserves its historic charm through carefully preserved landmarks and buildings while embracing modernity with cutting-edge businesses and innovative initiatives.
As the Forney Chamber of Commerce, we take pride in supporting the businesses that form the backbone of our community. By providing resources, networking opportunities, and advocacy, we aim to empower our members to reach new heights of success. We believe that a robust business community not only drives economic growth but also fosters a sense of pride and unity among residents.