Alex Warner Joins Forward Forsyth Team as Existing Industry Project Manager
May 22, 2019

The Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce has named Alex Warner as project manager, existing industry for the business organization. The announcement was made by Robert Long, Vice President of Economic Development for the Chamber. The Position This position is new for the Chamber and a result of the recent economic...


FoCo is Moving Forward
May 15, 2019

State of the County The Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 State of the County Luncheon certainly made a bang- or perhaps it was the confetti cannons! This year’s event, presented by Northside Hospital Forsyth and held on May 8th at the Forsyth Conference Center, began with the State of...


Bills From the 2019 Legislative Session
May 8, 2019

Georgia’s governor is facing the May 12 deadline to either sign or veto bills proposed in the state legislature. Among the numerous bills that have been signed, only one has been vetoed. Here is a rundown of these notable bills in industry: Rural broadband SB17&SB2 (Signed) First, a big change...


Dexter Companies Creating Space for New Jobs in Forsyth County
May 1, 2019

New Development Dexter Companies is pleased to announce the development of a new industrial business park on Shiloh Road within the Meadows campus of South Forsyth County. The 51+/- acre site is already zoned for M1 (restricted industrial district) development and Dexter plans to build three buildings, totaling 404,800 square...


Forsyth County Transportation Summit Forecasts the Future of FoCo
April 24, 2019

Georgia Transportation Living in Georgia, you undoubtedly have an opinion about transportation within the state. Often, these are expressed in feelings of annoyance, pessimism, or sheer despondency. But having said that, Forsyth County is taking a proactive stance in alleviating traffic and improving transportation within the county. On April 10,...


Georgia DOT participates in this year’s Forsyth County Transportation Summit
April 17, 2019

From the left: Russell McMurry, GDOT Commissioner; Chris Tomlinson, Executive Director of SRTA & GRATA, Interim Executive Director of the ATL, President of IBTTA; and Kevin Tanner, District 9 Representative and Transportation Committee Chairman. The Forsyth County Transportation Summit held on April 10th, 2019, was a great success with a...


Forsyth County, For the Seventh Year in a Row, Ranked Healthiest County in Georgia
April 10, 2019

Forsyth County is consistently first-in-class on one key metric: its residents’ health. This is according to a recent study by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which is America’s largest philanthropy solely focused on health. Out of the 159 counties in Georgia, Forsyth...


New, Bold Plans to Drive Georgia’s Transportation Success
April 3, 2019

Lawmakers Representative Kevin Tanner represents District 9 which includes portions of Dawson and Forsyth counties. He serves as the Chairman of the House Commission on Transit Governance and Funding and is the co-sponsor of a new bill called House Bill 511 (“HB 511”), which would provide tens of millions of dollars...


A Pulse on Economic Growth in the U.S., Georgia & Forsyth County
March 27, 2019

If you scan the headlines in the financial press, it is easy to feel extremely optimistic or extremely pessimistic about the economy. Often, these headlines are simple overreactions to unexpected economic news. But by simply scanning the headlines, it is easy to adopt a skewed or incomplete view of the...


Health and Event Awards Abound in Forsyth County
March 20, 2019

Forsyth Named Healthiest County in Georgia According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s 2019 County Health Rankings, Forsyth County has once again been named the healthiest county in Georgia. This is the seventh consecutive year that Forsyth County was awarded the top spot! The County Health Rankings are based on...