Northwest

Paulding County: Driving Growth

A stretch of Bill Carruth Parkway just might be called the road to Paulding County’s prosperity. Along this Northwest Georgia byway, you can find the industries now shaping the future of this heavily residential and suburban bedroom community. Rising up…

Catoosa County: Border Pride

The term “bedroom community” can come across as a slight: Sure, people like to live here, but they must go elsewhere for employment or entertainment. In Catoosa County, just south of Chattanooga, folks have embraced the term and are turning…

Rome | Floyd County: Making Things Happen

  After landing a massive Lowe’s regional distribution center, Floyd County officials decided a more felicitous name should describe its location: North Floyd Industrial Park became Prosperity Park. “I think it’s completely indicative of the hopes of that park,” says…

Polk County: In A Good Place

  Even though it doesn’t always feel like it, the country has officially been out of recession for three years now. And while government statistics tell us that a recovery is under way, many Georgia communities are still struggling to…

Rome/Floyd County: School Ties

  Just as the Etowah and Oostanaula rivers flow together to form the mighty Coosa, school spirit courses throughout Floyd County and converges on Rome. This emphasis on education carries significant economic impact to the region, complements its top-flight medical…

Calhoun/Gordon County: Working On Diversification

For years, much of Northwest Georgia, including Gor-don County, has relied on the carpet industry. Major carpet manufacturers like Mohawk Industries and Shaw Industries Group have called the area home for decades and have been major drivers of the region’s…

Gilmer County: Favored Destination

Metro Atlanta residents who get an itch to head for the hills have been increasingly drawn to Gilmer County. “We’re a long weekend destination for a lot of people,” says Paige Green, president of the Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce.…