September 24th, 2021 – 4:20 PM
Staff Reports –
The Rome Floyd County Development Authority and the Rome Floyd Chamber of Commerce’s Greater Rome Existing Industries Association have partnered to celebrate Rome and Floyd County’s existing industries for “Manufacturing Day” sponsored by Georgia Power, The National Association of Manufacturers, and The Manufacturing Institute.
Manufacturers contribute significantly to the local economy by providing jobs for residents and making products that are exported all over the world. “These companies are essential to maintaining a healthy community and stable tax base,” said Missy Kendrick, President of the Rome Floyd County Development Authority.
“Additionally, the industrial sector always pays the highest wages compared to other sectors, and those payroll dollars circulate over and over in our community. These dollars come from advanced manufacturing jobs – manufacturing today is not the same as it was 50 years ago!”
Manufacturing Day provides an opportunity for the Rome Floyd Chamber and the Rome Floyd County Development Authority to highlight the impact manufacturers make on the local community and global economy. “We have always valued the importance of our manufacturers, but we really want our citizenry to understand how beneficial it is to have these quality manufacturers in town and how much their companies benefit the entire community,” said Pam Powers-Smith, Director of Business and Industry Services at the Rome Floyd Chamber.
In honor of National Manufacturers Day, these organizations will kick off a week-long awareness campaign to highlight our local companies. Beginning Monday, September 27th, a daily giveaway valued at $200 will take place on Facebook and will conclude on Manufacturing Day, Friday, October 1st.
One question will be posted each day on the Rome Floyd Chamber and Rome Floyd County Development Authority’s Facebook pages and any participant who answers the question correctly will be entered into a daily drawing. The winner will be announced on social media at 10:00 am the following day.
Everyone is welcome to participate in the giveaway and encouraged to keep an eye on our Facebook pages for fun facts and quizzes related to the manufacturers that call Rome and Floyd County home. For more information or to participate in the upcoming giveaways please visit https://www.facebook.com/RomeFloydChamber or www.facebook.com/developromefloyd