Georgia Trend talks with local development officials about ‘productive partnerships’ in our region. The April edition of the state business magazine includes a major breakout on development around the state. Among those quoted in the “northwest” section are Melinda Lemmon, executive director of the Cartersville-Bartow County Department of Economic Development, and Ken Wright, the Rome Floyd Chamber’s director of business and industry services. Lemmon tells of recent growth in the community, including Loloi Inc’s nearly 200 new jobs and the latest growth by Toyo Tire ($138 million expansion). Wright discusses local interest in the new inland port, especially from Lowe’s. Also interviewed: Representatives from Gordon and Polk counties. For more.
- For foodies: Trend’s Krista Reece takes readers to Rising Fawn for an excellent review of Canyon Grill. In her words: “It’s hard to think of a better restaurant value in the state.” One reason, as she cites, you bring your own wine and there is no corkage fee. Our take: Given the quality and amount of food served, you might want to save room just for dining. Her take