Rome, Ga. — The Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau (GRCVB) and the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce will welcome 16 International Trade representatives, Thursday, March 10, 2016. Rome was selected as one of three cities in Northwest Georgia by the Georgia Department of Economic Development to tour the representatives.
Several local officials from Rome, Floyd County and Cave Spring will accompany the visitors to help showcase the area’s industry and tourism resources. “We are excited to share insights into everything that drives our local tourism economy and the business that local tourism generates,” said Lisa Smith, Executive Director for GRCVB.
Trade and tourism attendees representing Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Europe, Japan, South Korea and Mexico will tour Cartersville, Rome and Dalton. While in Rome, representatives will visit Darlington School, Downtown Rome, Oak Hill and the Ford Building.
Curtis Gardner, Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Chamber and owner of Sonny’s Real Pit BBQ said, “It is an honor to have the International Trade Representatives in Rome and Floyd County. They get to see firsthand what a great community we have and what we have to offer to their international clients”.
The Georgia Department of Economic Development works to connect Georgia to the world by assisting foreign companies looking to establish business or manufacturing options in the state and showcases the quality of life and leisure travel opportunities that the state offers. The department works with local chambers and tourism offices to promote Georgia.
For more information on the International Trade visit, contact Lisa Smith at 706-295-5576 or Heather Seckman at 706-291-7663.