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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

  • Georgia Department of Labor press release
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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.

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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.

  • Georgia Department of Labor reports
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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.

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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.

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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.…

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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.

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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.

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