Rome’s medical community has long been recognized as an economic engine that helps drive the local economy. And a new report from the Georgia Hospital Association notes the impact of the health care delivery system on the statewide economy as well.
Officials with Balta Home USA are looking forward to getting their U.S. floor covering operations back under one roof. And that new roof will be in Shannon, on the former Florida Tile property. Balta, the largest floor covering firm in Belgium, revealed plans for a new distribution center in…
The former Florida Tile property off Ga. 53 northeast of Rome has been sold by Caterpillar Inc. to a pair of Georgia companies registered in Atlanta and Carrollton.
During the Rome City Commission’s two-day planning retreat last month, the local development of Rome’s future workforce took up much of an afternoon, with Commissioner Craig McDaniel calling for enhancements to Rome City Schools’ career prep programs.
Georgia Tech President Bud Peterson will be the keynote speaker for the Rome Floyd Chamber Confluence conference, an event dedicated to technology and innovation. He will kick off the event at 9 a.m. Thursday morning in the auditorium of the Historic DeSoto Theatre.
With the 124-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel on West Third Street on track for a July opening, the Rome City Commission is mulling its next move in the district across the Oostanaula River from downtown.
Rome’s Redevelopment Committee has given city staff the green light to take the steps needed for creating a new tax allocation district on acreage around Mount Berry Mall.
Rhino Ribs is moving beyond the walls of their food truck to open a restaurant in the Food Lion shopping complex in Armuchee, opening sometime in late spring, according to owner Stephen Self.
In a deal that took almost a year to materialize, Shanklin-Attaway American Legion Post 5 has agreed to sell its long-time post home off Shorter Avenue to make way for a new retail center, according to Steve Rood, post commander.
Lidl, a German discount grocery chain, will be the anchor tenant at a new 5-acre retail center slated for Shorter Avenue next to the Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation headquarters.
CAVE SPRING — City officials are hoping Cave Spring can become a hub for outdoor adventure activity in the region. Leaders of the Cave Spring Downtown Development Authority believe a byproduct of becoming a center for recreational activity will be an economic shot-in-the-arm.
A young entrepreneur from Plainville is in the process of trying to identify as many as 40 homes in Rome that need painting this summer while he tests his talents as a business owner under a national student enterprise.
Rome businessman Larry Martin didn’t pull any punches during a discussion with the Business Development Committee on Friday, speaking to the difficulty of getting a new business up and running.
Floyd County's unemployment rate in January went up nearly a percentage point at 6.5 percent when compared with 5.6 percent in December 2016 but was only slightly higher than 6.2 percent in January 2016.
Hundreds of job seekers from all over the region lined up outside the Rome Civic Center on Wednesday to talk with officials from 17 companies at a manufacturing job fair.
Hogan Construction personnel crews hoisted a ceremonial final beam to the top of the new Courtyard by Marriott on Friday, signifying that the exterior skeleton of the 124-room hotel on West Third Street has been essentially completed.
The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Floyd County’s unemployment rate in January was 6.5 percent, up nine-tenths of a percentage point from 5.6 percent in December. In January 2016, the rate was 6.2 percent.
This month marks the 10th anniversary of Dogwood Books, a feat bookseller Kenneth Studdard attributes to an expansive inventory with a unique twist — a specialization in offering works by local authors along with an assortment of used books and children’s books.
Floyd County's unemployment initial claims were up by 159 percent in January when compared with December 2016 but down when compared with January 2016, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.
The two-story Riverbend Medical Center, 15 Riverbend Drive, has been sold for more than twice the value listed on Floyd County property tax records. Flagship Riverbend Rome LLC, a North-Carolina based firm, paid $13,850,000 for the building and just over 4 acres of property.
Harbin Clinic unveiled plans for a new medical office building in Adairsville on Thursday morning, with Dr. Robert Sullivan, a family medicine physician, telling Adairsville business leaders the facility will be constructed on the west side of U.S. 41 just north of the intersection of U.S.…
Charles Looney, formerly the pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church, has been hired as the new executive director of the South Rome Redevelopment Corp.
Rome’s Alcohol Control Commission has added a mission this year — looking for ways to improve the business climate while maintaining a family-friendly atmosphere.
It’s never too early to get a jump start on preparing for a life in the everyday workforce — a lesson Pepperell High School students recently experienced firsthand.
The common joke among some real estate developers and construction managers in the Rome area is that it can often times take longer to get a project started than it does to actually build it out.
The Rome Alcohol Control Commission approved permits Monday for Jamwich sandwich shop, a new convenience store, and five downtown block parties scheduled for the summer.
Despite improvements, Floyd County’s economy has not fully recovered from the Great Recession in three of four key sectors — only the median price growth rate for housing has come back to prerecession levels — according to a new report from the National Association of Counties.
Interior renovations are underway at 231A Broad St., where Casie Autry plans to open her third Craze Boutique sometime in late March or early April.
Rome and Floyd County officials have been trying to put together some sort of package for the redevelopment of the former Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital property in West Rome for much of the last three years.
The Georgia Department of Labor’s Rome Career Center will help the Georgia Department of Public Safety recruit as many as 34 state law enforcement officers to work in the northwest Georgia region.
As drone technology has grown in popularity and quality imagery equipment attached to drones has become generally affordable, the use of the technology has literally exploded.
The cost of new construction, both residential and commercial, could increase by thousands of dollars in 2018 as a result of proposed changes to the International Energy Conservation Code, building officials said Tuesday.