The Rome Floyd County Development Authority (RFCDA) serves as the lead economic development organization for Rome and Floyd County, Georgia. The authority markets the community to new and existing industry prospects, representing public and privately-owned industrial property and buildings.
The Authority works closely with local and statewide stakeholders such as the City of Rome and Floyd County, local department heads, project managers from the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Georgia Power Company, Georgia EMC, Norfolk Southern, and other utilities. It takes a team approach to develop, market, and sell these sites to create jobs for the community and increase the tax base through capital investment.
The Authority also works with Rome City Schools and Floyd County Schools to develop the next generation of employees for the companies being recruited. The available workforce is one of the most important location factors for new and expanding industries. Augusta University’s Medical College of Georgia, Berry College, Georgia Highlands College, Georgia Northwestern Technical College, and Shorter University all work with the RFCDA to ensure companies can hire skilled workers. It is extremely unusual for a community the size of Rome to have five colleges.
Rome and Floyd County do an outstanding job of maintaining the quality of place that is so attractive to prospective industries. When site selection consultants look for a place for their clients, they analyze the community based on quality of life factors such as rivers, trails, parks, and other recreational activities. Attractions such as the Rome Braves and Rome Tennis Center at Berry College are key to providing an inviting community.
The Rome Floyd County Development Authority stands ready to represent Rome and Floyd County and to help new and existing businesses and industries locate, grow, and succeed.