wELCOME TO rOME
The host city of Confluence, Rome, Georgia, is situated in northwest Georgia at the center of the “ABC Triangle,” a geographic region between Atlanta, Georgia; Birmingham, Alabama; and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Similar to Rome, Italy, the city of Rome features seven hills, and it is located at the confluence of three rivers. Rome is the hub of a regional trade center of approximately 350,000 people. Visit the Chamber website at www.romega.com.
Rome is home to historically innovative companies like Pirelli Tire North America. Greater Rome’s economy has four strong sectors: manufacturing (“Make”), health care (“Heal”), education (“Teach”), and information (“Inform”).
1. “Make” Rome has transitioned over the past several decades from textile production to diversified manufacturing, now boasting a large manufacturing base with over 130 diversified industries, including 14 international companies.
2. “Heal” Rome has a strong health care cluster with four large medical institutions (Floyd Medical Center, Harbin Clinic, Redmond Regional Medical Center, Kindred Hospital), the Northwest Georgia Clinical Campus of Georgia Regents University which trains 3rd and 4th year medical students, and several clinical research organizations conducting a wide range of clinical trials.
3. “Teach” Education is a strong local asset, with four higher education institutions (Berry College, Shorter University, Georgia Highlands College, Georgia Northwestern Technical College), a private international boarding school (Darlington School), and the Floyd County College & Career Academy, a charter school that has set a national standard for innovative STEM education.
The event will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott Rome Riverwalk in downtown Rome, Georgia.
320 W 3rd St,
Rome, GA 30165
Third Avenue Parking Deck
Daily Parking- the first hour of parking is free at deck. After the first hour, it is $1 per hour for up to three hours. If time exceeds three hours, it is $5 to park all day.
Sixth Avenue Parking Deck
Daily Parking- public parking is $2 per day Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
On- Street Parking ( short-term)
On- Street parking is available, however, no car should be parked more than two hours, whether consecutive or otherwise, in the downtown parking zone between the hours of 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM Monday through Saturday.
From antebellum bed and breakfasts to luxurious resorts to savvy motels and hotels, Rome has plenty of lodging options for travelers.