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

Statement from Commissioner Whitfield Concerning Preservation Society’s Plans to Drop Lawsuit

LaFayette, GA – Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield released the following statement after learning the Preservation Society planned to drop its legal action against Walker County, relieving taxpayers of the financial burden of defending costly litigation. “Though well-meaning citizens may have varying opinions about specific economic development opportunities, everyone agrees job and wage growth remain … Continue reading Statement from Commissioner Whitfield Concerning Preservation Society’s Plans to Drop Lawsuit

Walker, Dade & Chattooga Counties Host Job Fair

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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