Downtown Rome was selected as the winner of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative in the Mohawk Valley.
The downtown area targeted for Downtown Revitalization Initiative investment in the City of Rome is rich with commercial, cultural, transportation, and recreational assets that support a vibrant and walkable place within the city. The past decade of targeted investments in environmental design, placemaking, tourist destinations, entrepreneurial innovation, and transportation choices have prepared Rome for the transformational projects DRI can bring. Job growth in advanced manufacturing, cyber technology, unmanned systems, and craft food & beverage manufacturing is already transforming the region. The city plans to further development and inspire innovation, facilitate residential repatriation, promote arts-based businesses, encourage alternate transportation, and celebrate diversity With a boost from DRI, Rome will provide the ecosystem necessary to attract and retain young professionals and their families.