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Authorities in Bartow County have submitted a Development of Regional Impact application to the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission for what is being dubbed the Busch Commerce Park.

As Georgia seeks to grow jobs in an economic atmosphere that is changing on an almost daily basis, Steve Justice, executive director of the Georgia Centers of Innovation, said there are fundamentally two routes to take.

Farmers in Floyd County have received patronage checks amounting to more than $147,800 from AgGeorgia Farm Credit, a Georgia-based agricultural lending cooperative.

The Junior Service League of Rome has made donations amounting to more than $44,000 to more than 20 community partner organizations.

The television and film industry is one of the hottest economic drivers in Georgia today. Lee Cuthbert, a location specialist for the film division within the Georgia Department of Economic Development, told participants at the Rome Floyd Chamber Confluence Conference on Thursday that in 200…

With Tom B. David Airport proving to be more and more of an attractive destination for the state’s aviation community, plans are in place for the addition of 18 more T-hangars at the airport off U.S. 41.

Several local businessmen are named among 14 people the U.S. Senate Finance Committee requested information from about what the committee chairman characterized as “gaming the tax code” through conservation easement transactions.

The Rome Floyd Chamber Confluence Conference will have a strong marketing flavor to go along with the usual technology and entrepreneurship segments this year as the event moves across the Oostanaula River to the Courtyard by Marriott Rome Riverwalk hotel.

This year’s legislative fight over Georgia’s certificate-of-need system is different from those in the past, which focused almost entirely on typical CON battles over hospital building projects or authorization of medical services.

A consensus among city leaders and economic development leaders in Rome and Floyd County is that the community needs to target new companies that pay in excess of $20 an hour to its workforce. Rome Floyd Chamber Director of Business and Industry Services Ken Wright said that kind of payroll …

Rome and Floyd County leaders have changed the way new industry is to be recruited in the future, but something must have been going right over the course of the last several years. The Georgia Department of Community Affairs has upgraded Floyd County from a Tier 2 to a Tier 3 county for tax…

Veteran Rome banker Greg Wilkes has put the wraps on a 45-year banking career, the last ten years with Heritage First Bancshares and Heritage First Bank.

Redmond Urgent Care celebrates a ribbon cutting and community open house at their second location in Rome, 1810 Turner McCall Blvd. The location in East Rome is now officially open to see patients from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. The first Redmond Urgent Ca…

Promoters of the Georgia Steeplechase have pulled the plug on the 2019 event which had been scheduled for Saturday, April 6, at Kingston Downs between Rome and Cartersville.

Floyd County remains among the counties with the lowest gas prices in the state. Gas prices have continued to climb through the past week and Georgia has seen average prices increase 30 of the past 32 days, for a total of 28 cents. During the past week alone, Georgia gas prices rose an avera…

Georgia-Pacific is the latest industry in Rome and Floyd County to reveal plans for a major upgrade to its facility, following companies like Profile Custom Extrusions, Mohawk, Bekaert and International Paper. Georgia-Pacific plans to invest $30 million to acquire and install new equipment a…

The Evans Store, Parts and Deli has been a landmark in Coosa for decades. Longtime employees and customers alike are hoping that the sale of the store will not signal any major changes in operation at the business across from Georgia Power’s Plant Hammond.

The Immanuel Broadcasting Network, with primary studios in Cartersville but with a signal that covers much of Northwest Georgia, Northeast Alabama and Southeast Tennessee, has tweaked its format to respond to a new generation of Christian radio audience.

Cartersville Medical Center CEO Chris Mosley believes that a recent trend toward expansion of urgent care health care offices reflects a cultural shift toward faster, more convenient service delivery methods. Mosley spoke to Bartow County business leaders Friday at the Adairsville Council of…

Strawberries at the LCCL Strawberry Farm on Old Dalton Road got an icy protection from the extreme cold a couple of nights this week. Sprinklers were used on some of the acreage to protect the berries that had already bloomed. Right: A thick layer of ice from sprinklers protects strawberry p…

Entrepreneurs in Rome will have another opportunity Friday to learn how significant areas of Rome can benefit from their designation as a Federal Opportunity Zone. Chattanooga accountant Ken White will speak to anyone interested in the investment opportunity program in the commission chamber…

Logistics will be the focus of a regional summit hosted by the Georgia Department of Economic Development and Centers of Innovation on March 14 in Cartersville. The summit marks the first time the event, held for the past 10 years in Atlanta, will adopt more of a regional approach. The new A…

RCB Financial Corporation, a single bank holding corporation for Rome’s River City Bank, is reporting consolidated pre-tax income of more than $2.19 million for 2018. Retired president Roger Smith said net after-tax income totaled $1,656,318, a 205 percent increase over the previous year.

Ball packaging has agreed to purchase the nearly 67-acre Gordon County-Floyd County Joint Development Authority-owned Northwest Regional Industrial Park off Ga. 53 in Shannon for $25,000 an acre.

A new-to-Rome trolley is expected to roll into Rome and Floyd County in time for rentals during the Spring and Summer wedding season.

Some residents of the Northwest Georgia Housing Authority public housing communities may be getting letters in the mail soon, explaining that they’ve got to show an effort toward self-sufficiency in order to stay in their homes.

Greater Community Bank reported record earnings in 2018, the second year in a row with record-breaking earnings. The bank, with offices in Rome and Calhoun reported 2018 year-end earnings of $2.3 million, easily topping the 2017 earnings by 38 percent.

Stacy Brown, the founder of the Chicken Salad Chick restaurant chain, couldn't be more excited about her homecoming. Brown has franchised one of her restaurants to Rome, and will be her own franchisee. Brown, the daughter of retired Georgia Highlands College comptroller Tom Melton and his wi…

Floyd Medical Center will host a major ethics conference Friday, March 8 to address "Healthcare and the Art of Difficult Discussions." The event will be held at Georgia Northwestern Technical College in Rome from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Lavender Mountain Hardware and Garden Store Manager LaDrake Holley and Garden Center Manager Rebecca Petracca hold up seedlings. The store on Martha Berry Highway will be giving away Sawtooth Oak and Dogwood seedlings Friday through Sunday in honor of Arbor Day. All trees will be 20 percent …

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