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

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

New Lodge on Lookout Mountain Moves Forward at McLemore

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

The Economic Impact of Tourism in Walker County

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

New Walker Transit Route Improves Jobs Access for Roper Corp. Employees 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

The McLemore Clubhouse Opens on Lookout Mountain

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

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.

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”