Walkerbusiness.org Launches to Provide Small Businesses with a Recovery Guide follow COVID-19

A new small business recovery guide launched online today to help local businesses hit hard by the COVID-19 public health crisis. Walkerbusiness.org is for all Walker County businesses, although much of the information pertains to those with less than 500 employees. There is an extensive unemployment benefit section, as well as details about available loans and how the … Continue reading Walkerbusiness.org Launches to Provide Small Businesses with a Recovery Guide follow COVID-19

Commissioner Meeting – 2-13-20

Commissioner Whitfield amended the county's Alcohol ordinance to clean up some language dealing with licensing fees, rejected a resolution calling for a vote on changing distance requirements for alcohol sales at restaurants, approved a resolution calling for a vote on SPLOST, review department statistics and other county business matters.

Commissioner to Appoint Study Committee on Best Practices for Poultry Houses

Rock Spring, GA - The Walker County Planning Commission held a discussion last month to start forming a list of recommendations to update a few land development regulations. The Planning Commission talked about property line buffers for new poultry houses, creating a special zone for things like yurts, and establishing minimum square footage requirements for residential dwellings, … Continue reading Commissioner to Appoint Study Committee on Best Practices for Poultry Houses

New Home Construction in Walker County Posts Modest Gains in 2019

Rock Spring, GA – New home construction in unincorporated Walker County posted modest gains in 2019, with the size and value of homes being built continuing to grow. Data recently released by the Walker County Planning Office shows a 3% increase in the number of new single family home construction permits issued last year. Housing … Continue reading New Home Construction in Walker County Posts Modest Gains in 2019

Celebrate Small Business Saturday in Walker County

Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield issued a proclamation naming today as Small Business Saturday in Walker County.  Whitfield encourages all citizens and visitors to Walker County to participate by supporting local stores, businesses, restaurants and other independent merchants.

Rossville Receives Highly Competitive “Rural Zone” Tax Credit to Attract New Investment Downtown

Rossville, GA – The City of Rossville will receive assistance from the State of Georgia to lure more private investment into its downtown.  The Georgia Department of Community Affairs and the Georgia Department of Economic Development recently designated Rossville as a “Rural Zone,” establishing a portfolio of tax incentives for new investors and business owners.  … Continue reading Rossville Receives Highly Competitive “Rural Zone” Tax Credit to Attract New Investment Downtown

Solar Eco-Box & Restaurant Rooftop Deck Win Second “Walker Rocks Start-up Challenge”

Rock Spring, GA – Plans for a storytelling box in Rossville and outdoor rooftop dining space in Chickamauga split the top prize in the second round of the Walker Rocks Start-up Challenge. Susan Wells with Rossville Redev Workshop, Kevin Martin with Phil’s Primetime Pizza and three other finalists received three minutes to pitch their ideas … Continue reading Solar Eco-Box & Restaurant Rooftop Deck Win Second “Walker Rocks Start-up Challenge”

LaFayette & Rossville Selected for Housing Program

LaFayette / Rossville, GA - The cities of LaFayette and Rossville have been selected to participate in the next cohort of the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH).  The public-private program assists the economic viability of a community by developing strategic housing-related solutions. GICH will guide a housing committee team of over two-dozen individuals, engaged … Continue reading LaFayette & Rossville Selected for Housing Program