Forward Forsyth Partners Recap 2020 at the Annual Economic Development Summit
January 6, 2021

At the community's annual Economic Development Summit the Forward Forsyth partners (Forsyth County Government, Forsyth County Chamber, Forsyth County Schools, Forsyth County Development Authority and Forsyth County's higher education institutions) discussed their individual efforts and collective success in economic development in 2020 despite the challenges this year presented. Carter Patterson,...


Second Relief Package Provides Next Round of PPP Funding
December 23, 2020

On December 20, 2020, Congress agreed on a new $900 billion Covid relief package, which includes an additional $284 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for small businesses, created under the original Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (or CARES Act) in March.This new package provides additional funding for those...


Local & State Officials Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Interchange on GA 400
December 16, 2020

Forsyth County and state officials gathered on Tuesday, Nov. 17th, to officially break ground on the widening of SR 369 as well as the creation of a grade-separated, partial cloverleaf interchange coming to the intersection of GA Hwy 400 and SR 369. The project will widen SR 369 (also known...


Looking Ahead: What Manufacturers Should Prepare for in 2021
December 2, 2020

The year 2020 has certainly had its ups and down, especially in the business community. Companies large and small had to face unprecedented circumstances as they worked to comply with new guidelines in Georgia as a result of COVID-19. But, as businesses begin to return to their usual operations, they...


Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Receives GRPA Agency of the Year Award
November 18, 2020

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation received the Georgia Recreation and Park Association (GRPA) Agency of the Year Award during the GRPA awards banquet on Wednesday, Oct. 7th. The award is presented annually to five population groups within the state, with Forsyth County falling into the largest population category – 150,000...


Forsyth County Schools’ Graduation Rate Tops State Rates
November 12, 2020

Forsyth County Schools (FCS) is pleased to announce the 2020 graduation rate, 96.14%, which is the highest graduation rate in the history of the school district. This year’s graduation rate also places FCS at the highest graduation rate among metro-Atlanta and large school districts in Georgia. “All Forsyth County high...


Value of Business Investment in Forsyth County Increases by $527 Million: Forward Forsyth Ahead of Goals
October 28, 2020

The Forward Forsyth economic development partnership announced today the results of recent analysis of the Forsyth County tax digest. The analysis reviewed changes in the tax digest from 2017 to 2019, the period since the Forsyth County Chamber and Forsyth County Board of Commissioners initiated a new economic development plan...


Transportation Summit Highlights Future for FoCo
October 14, 2020

A virtual Forsyth County Transportation Summit was held on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. The event, co-hosted by the Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce and Forsyth County Government, featured transportation project updates from local and state officials. Speakers at the event included: John Cunard, Director, Forsyth County EngineeringRussell McMurry, Commissioner, GA...


Georgia’s Most Innovative Economy Joins the Innovation Crescent
September 23, 2020

Forsyth County has experienced explosive growth of technology firms over the last five years. The first indicator that Forsyth County’s economy was shifting substantially toward technology came in 2015 when the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) ranked Forsyth County #1 on the list of most innovative economies on their Innovation...


Virtual Meeting Best Practices
September 9, 2020

With so many employees still working from home, many businesses have turned to virtual video platforms, like Zoom or GoToMeeting, to conduct meetings and hold discussions over a video conference. This practice has worked well for many businesses; however, it is important to understand some of the basic professional practices...


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