Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023–11:51 a.m.
David Crowder, WRGA News
Congress has allocated $5.1 million in its 2023 budget to redevelop the former Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital Property.
Georgia U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff helped secure the funding for the City of Rome which will be used for the remediation of asbestos at the site and for future demolition and development.
“This has been a key priority for the Rome-Floyd County Development Authority,” Ossoff said. “I am focused on economic development, opportunity, and jobs in Northwest Georgia. It’s important that we do not focus unduly on metro Atlanta, but that every part of the state benefits from economic growth.”
Ossoff believes the site represents an exciting opportunity to attract manufacturing and office space to Rome and Floyd County.
“This was bi-partisan legislation that we passed at the end of the year,” he said. “I believe in bringing Republicans and Democrats together to get things done for the State of Georgia. I was able to attract support from both sides for this initiative.”
Since the development authority purchased the property from the State of Georgia earlier this year, it has been used by law enforcement agencies for multiple pieces of training, and several filming entities have also shown interest.
The goal is to convert the property into a Class A industrial park.
Ossoff was a guest on Friday’s First News with Tony McIntosh