About the RCC
Independence Hall exists to provide affordable and convenient residential facilities for long term
Independence Hall Background:
(two weeks plus) and program related stays; in addition to, meeting & conferencing facilities.
The Rome Conference Center Cyber Training business will also provide cutting edge cyber security
Training services with a focus on Law Enforcement.
In 1995, as a result of the Base Realignment & Closing Commission's (BRACC) decision to close the
Griffiss Air Force Base and reassign most of its missions, the military infrastructure was abandoned.
As the community sought to rebound from the loss of over 8000 military and civilian employees,
the community began a concerted effort to redevelop the former military base into a business and
technology park anchored by the United States Air Force's Research Lab and Eastern Defense Sector.
In January of 2004 the Rome Conference Center took acquired one of the former military dormitory
buildings to serve a niche market. This business would focus on serving the remaining military personnel,
local businesses and educational institutions by providing a unique and affordable long-term stay
residence and conferencing center.
RCC has completely refurbished and enhanced the building, as well as renaming the building Independence
Hall. Since its opening in the spring of 2004 Independence Hall has served:
- The ACE Cyber Security Boot Camp – A nationally acclaimed Cyber Security program developed through
the US Air Force Research Lab and Syracuse University.
- Local businesses seeking long-term stay accommodations.
- Program participants from the Rome Campus of Mohawk Valley Community College.
The Rome Conference Center, LLC has pledged to donate a portion of its profits to support baseball in Rome,
particularly, two non-profit organizations – The Rome Baseball Association, Inc. and the
Rome Indians Collegiate Baseball Team, Inc.