LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, Georgia — Following on the heels of being awarded “Best Finishing Hole in America Since 2000” by Golf Digest, the ownership of McLemore has confirmed that bonds have been sold to fund the construction of a 245-room lodge, conference center and spa along the eastern edge of Lookout Mountain, Georgia. Construction will commence … Continue reading New Lodge on Lookout Mountain Moves Forward at McLemore
LaFayette, GA - 2020 was a tough year for tourism. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure or limited operations of many attractions and events across the country, including Rock City and the Honeybee Festival in our region. Prior to the pandemic, Walker County was experiencing considerable tourism growth. Unique outdoor adventures and destinations, one of … Continue reading The Economic Impact of Tourism in Walker County
Walker Transit recently expanded its services to improve access for workers in need of transportation to one of Walker County’s largest employers. The creation of a new route for Roper Corporation provides their workforce with direct pick-up and drop-off locations throughout Walker County. “Roper Corporation approached us about addressing some of the employment barriers that … Continue reading New Walker Transit Route Improves Jobs Access for Roper Corp. Employees in Walker County
McLemore, the mountaintop community featuring an 18-hole championship highlands golf course, opened the McLemore Clubhouse this month. It's the first newly constructed building in what will become a village center for the community and guests. In addition to fine, chef-driven dining and premium gathering space, the Clubhouse offers members and guests a premium golf pro … Continue reading The McLemore Clubhouse Opens on Lookout Mountain
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.
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”
15 businesses in Walker County work with the Kaleidoscope Supported Employment program, hiring individuals with developmental disabilities.
We turn dirt into jobs, that is our mission… and jobs help families.
Walker County was served today with a lawsuit from a group of citizens demanding county officials stop talking to companies interested in locating in our community. This lawsuit is designed to prevent the county's ability to attract great paying jobs and generate new tax revenue to benefit all of our citizens. Although this lawsuit makes … Continue reading Commissioner Whitfield Responds to Lawsuit to Discourage Job Creation in Walker County
Rock Spring, GA – An employment expansion appears to be taking place in Walker and surrounding counties. Dozens of companies need to fill more than 800 positions collectively in the coming weeks. To help area employers meet their workforce demands, Walker, Dade and Chattooga Counties will co-sponsor a Job Fair on Thursday, May 11th from … Continue reading Walker, Dade & Chattooga Counties Host Job Fair