As the economic development arm for Forsyth County, Forward Forsyth is committed to supporting your business so that it prospers. Although home to a diverse spectrum of industries and business, six industries stand out as growth opportunities to continue to push our community forward. As a result, the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce has created six councils dedicated to our identified growth industries of healthcare, manufacturing, technology, international business, small business and human resources.
Healthcare is one of the fastest-growing and influential industry sectors in Forsyth County. The Healthcare Association of Forsyth County serves as a collective voice for current healthcare issues affecting Forsyth County and provides a pipeline of information and resources to ensure high quality healthcare to meet the needs of those living and working here.
The Manufacturing Society of Forsyth County supports competitive, world-class manufacturing by providing a forum for plant managers from various industry sectors to address issues impacting their operational competitiveness. Current initiatives include:
The Forsyth Tech Executives is a group of technology executives who gather to discuss the growing local technology sector along GA 400 and respond to the growing technological industry in Forsyth County. It exists to expand the knowledge of the industry’s future while providing support and resources to technology companies through networking, sharing knowledge, and by making mentorship among companies accessible.
To see the latest Economic Development Tech Guide, click here.
The Business Advancement Resource (BAR) provides small, existing and emerging businesses with resources to succeed. Its core belief is that small businesses are an essential component to expanding growth in the American economy. To support those businesses, BAR offers a forum for them to come together and collaborate on solutions to pressing issues, and it uplifts them through friendly competition and recognition.
The International Engagement team is a dedicated group of professionals who provide a high level of service to international businesses new to Forsyth County. This team strives to assist new companies and their employees in the areas of real estate, banking and finance, education and community involvement. This initiative is a testament to the Chamber’s commitment to connecting Forsyth County’s business community to global opportunities and continuing to position Forsyth County as an international trade leader.
This group is focused on building better business in Forsyth County. Through training seminars and conferences, businesses are provided with opportunities to learn and grow so they can operate more efficiently and effectively. In addition, the Chamber provides free mentoring and offers classes, seminars and special events to small business owners and entrepreneurs, so they can take their business to the next level.