The project will retain 120 jobs and invest over $16 million in the community. Thanks to a team work and a great community response after a devastating fire, the City of Rome, Floyd County the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce, and the Rome-Floyd County Development Authority were able to show Bekaert that the community was indeed their home and the right place to be.
About the Award
This is now the fifth year that GEDA has recognized the major projects from the previous year. In what has become a major portion of the Annual Awards Ceremony – GEDA recognizes recipients in four categories:
- SMALL – a county with population 50,000 and under,
- MEDIUM – a county with population 50,001 – 100,000,
- LARGE – a county with population over 100,000,
- REGIONAL – any multi-county effort.
The Deal of the Year Awards recognize outstanding achievement in the location or expansion of new businesses in the state of Georgia that meet community economic development goals and involve significant community program support, such as
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financial or permitting assistance, workforce development, state financial support, etc.
The Georgia Economic Developers Association is a non-profit association of professionals, volunteers and supporters. The association provides networking and professional development opportunities for its members, and supports public policies that promote quality job creation and sustainable economic development throughout the state. For more information, visit www.geda.org.