Rome Floyd Development Authority
History and Purpose
In 1962 the Georgia General Assembly amended the Georgia Constitution to create the Rome-Floyd County Development Authority ("Development Authority"). The Development Authority is composed of seven members including the Mayor of Rome, the chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Floyd County, the chairman of the Rome-Floyd Chamber of Commerce, and the chairman of the Greater Rome Existing Industrial Association of the Chamber of Commerce. Since its inception, the Rome-Floyd County Development Authority(RFCDA) has vigorously sought to achieve its primary goal of assisting, promoting, establishing, and developing new industries and to expand existing industry, agriculture, trade and commerce within Floyd County.
The RFCDA meets the third Tuesday of each month in their boardroom located at 800 Broad Street, Suite 102. The Authority meets to assist and promote economic growth in Rome and Floyd County and considers any new economic prospects and examines the marketing prospects and progress of the industrial sites. The Authority offers industrial revenue bond financing for qualifying businesses.
In 2019, The City of Rome and Floyd County entered into a new agreement with the Rome Floyd Development Authority to become the primary economic development agency for the community. Under the new agreement, the RFDA employed a new Executive Director to head up recruitment and retention efforts. The Authority moved into a new location on the corner of Broad Street and Turner McCall Boulevard and is prepared to meet the needs of new and existing industries. Visit www.developromefloyd.com for more information.