Walker County to Launch Brownfield Assessment Program

LaFayette, GA - Walker County and the cities of Chickamauga, LaFayette and Rossville will share a $500,000 grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency to perform brownfield assessments and develop cleanup plans on up to 30 sites. A number of sites will be assessed with redevelopment in mind. They include the Crystal Springs Print … Continue reading Walker County to Launch Brownfield Assessment Program

Walker County Water & Sewerage Authority Awarded $20 Million Grant to Provide Clean Drinking Water to 50,000 Residents

Flintstone, GA - Walker County Water and Sewerage Authority (WCWSA) will receive $20 million to improve access to clean drinking water in unserved and underserved rural communities. Georgia’s Water and Sewer Infrastructure committee selected WCWSA’s proposal as one of 116 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant projects. The state gave priority to applications with broad … Continue reading Walker County Water & Sewerage Authority Awarded $20 Million Grant to Provide Clean Drinking Water to 50,000 Residents

Walker County Government Awarded Multi-million Dollar Grant to Improve Rural Broadband Access

LaFayette, GA - Walker County Government will receive more than $6.2 million to improve broadband access in unserved and underserved communities. Georgia’s Broadband Infrastructure Committee selected Walker County’s proposal to expand gigabit access throughout the southern half of the county as one of 49 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant projects. Walker County will collaborate … Continue reading Walker County Government Awarded Multi-million Dollar Grant to Improve Rural Broadband Access

Public Hearing Planned on Joint Comprehensive Plan for Walker County and its Cities

Walker County and the cities of Chickamauga, LaFayette, Lookout Mountain, and Rossville have prepared a draft Joint Comprehensive Plan for 2022-2032 according to the 2018 Minimum Planning Standards set by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and the Georgia Planning Act of 1989. Accordingly, a joint public hearing is scheduled for the County and Cities … Continue reading Public Hearing Planned on Joint Comprehensive Plan for Walker County and its Cities

Walker County Continued to Experience Robust Housing Growth in 2021

LaFayette, GA - New home construction continued to grow at a record pace in Walker County in 2021, posting gains for the third consecutive year. Data tracked by the Walker County Planning Office shows a nearly 5% increase year over year in the number of permits issued for the construction of new single-family homes. Housing … Continue reading Walker County Continued to Experience Robust Housing Growth in 2021

GE Appliances Announces $118 Million Expansion at Roper Corporation, Creating 600 New Jobs in Walker County

LaFayette, GA - GE Appliances, a Haier company, will invest $118 million to expand manufacturing operations at its Roper Corporation plant in Walker County, creating 600 new jobs. “Roper Corporation has been a key part of Walker County for almost 50 years,” said Roper Corporation President Lois Crandell. “Our relationships are strong and we have … Continue reading GE Appliances Announces $118 Million Expansion at Roper Corporation, Creating 600 New Jobs in Walker County

Stephanie Watkins Named Economic Development Director for Walker County, Georgia

LaFayette, GA - Walker County Chairman Shannon Whitfield is pleased to announce the hiring of Stephanie Watkins as the county’s next Director of Economic Development. Watkins began her new role earlier this week. Watkins is an economic development professional with over 18 years of experience working with state and local governments and other economic development … Continue reading Stephanie Watkins Named Economic Development Director for Walker County, Georgia

Robert Wardlaw, Walker County Economic Development Director, to Retire

LaFayette, GA – Robert Wardlaw, who has led Walker County Government’s economic and community development efforts over the past four years, formally announced today he will retire at the end of the year. “As our Economic and Community Development Director, Robert brought a level of professionalism and credibility to the position that elevated our ability … Continue reading Robert Wardlaw, Walker County Economic Development Director, to Retire

Town Hall Planned on Affordable Workforce Housing Development

Rossville, GA - Due to renewed interest and inaccurate information being spread in the community about a proposed affordable workforce housing development, a town hall meeting on the Gateway at Rossville project will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, September 13 at the Walker County Civic Center, 10052 Highway 27 in Rock Spring. Walker County … Continue reading Town Hall Planned on Affordable Workforce Housing Development