Mohawk is moving forward with the second phase of their expansion of the Summerville Plant. To get a feel for the size of the building. Take a look at the two pickup trucks to the left center.
1) Quick Start Earns Georgia Top Ranking for Work Force Development 2011 Top States for Doing Business, Fall 2011 For the second year in a row, leading site location consultants have chosen Georgia as the No. 1 state for work force development programs. In it its Fall issue, Area Development magazine published the results of its […]
Redmond CEO, John Quinlivan, gave a very informative talk regarding the future with Redmond and some perspective into health care at the national level at our recent luncheon last Tuesday. Mr. Quinlivan, a Scottsboro, AL native, has been through Chattooga County on many occasions. He was very pleased to report that the ambulance service transition […]
Click here for a map of the Appalachian Valley Fiber Network: AVFN Map Construction of the Appalachian Valley Fiber Network (AVFN) is proceeding at an encouraging pace. Approximately 80 miles of conduit has been put into the ground and fiber optic cable is being installed. Work is underway in the following corridors. Polk County along Georgia […]
Every 40 seconds, an American has a stroke. More than 1.1 million people are impaired, and many live in nursing homes as a result of a stroke. $73 billion a year is spent in this country on healthcare related to stroke. Experts now agree that many strokes are preventable. One in 2.5 women will die […]
Jobs have been an issue since early in 2008 when Chattooga had its highest unemployment rate approaching 20%. The Chamber has conducted polling of our largest manufacturers at more frequent intervals in recent years to monitor our continued progress toward recovery. While a rate of 10.6 is hardly desirable, Chattooga’s drop of .6 per cent […]
Congratulations to our newest Chattooga County business!
The Chamber is encouraging all our citizens to Think/Shop/Buy Local for the upcoming holiday season. If every citizen of Chattooga County would pledge toshift $100 a month away from out of county purchases to local purchases we could have a $1,000,000 impact on the SPLOST for our county and school systems in both Chattooga and Trion […]
Governor Deal’s announcement of the new Lowe’s distribution facility off Highway 53/140 in north Floyd county is good news for Chattooga County. The center will be 20 minutes from Chattooga county and will provide up to 600 new jobs once at full capacity. According to those close to the deal, the minimum wage at the […]
Word this week that the trains are coming in October. Work to reburbish the rail to Lyerly is continuing. Over 17,000 cross ties are being installed from Chatanooga to Lyerly. The Lyerly Highway will be closed a couple days this week to repair the hwy 114 crossing at Smith Iron Works. Workers are working 10 […]