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ROME AND FLOYD COUNTY SELECTED FOR DEAL OF THE YEAR BY GEORGIA ECONOMIC DEVELOPERS ASSOCIATION FOR LOWE’S DISTRIBUTION CENTER

Written by Matt Davis on September 13, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Economic Developers Association has selected Rome and Floyd County for the Deal of the Year in the medium category for securing the Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center.  The award was presented last night during the Annual Awards Ceremony in Savannah.

According to a release from the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce, the Deal of the Year Award recognizes 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 financial or permitting assistance, workforce development, state financial support, etc.

Chamber Chairwoman Angie Lewis, President and CEO of Citizens First Bank, says, “We are proud to receive this distinguished award and are very humbled by this honor.  Lowe’s has already proven to be worthy of all the due diligence that went into securing this project.”

Floyd County Commission Chairman Irwin Bagwell states, “The Floyd County Commissioners, Rome City Commissioners, the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce worked diligently for years to locate the Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center to our community, so we are honored to receive the Deal of the Year Award.”

Rome Mayor Evie McNiece adds, “The Lowe’s regional center is being built and will bring our citizens new jobs at the right time.”

The Georgia Economic Developers Association is a non-profit association of professionals and volunteers whose mission is to enhance the state’s economic vitality.

The Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center is a $125 million investment slated for completion in 2013.  It is expected to create some 600 jobs.  The 1.4 million square foot facility is being constructed on 140 acres in the new North Floyd Industrial Park.

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