About Us

As the economic development and business advocacy organization for the City of Roswell, we serve as a catalyst for a sustainable, innovative and vibrant business community in the city.

Our vision is for Roswell to be the best place in the region for innovative, community-minded businesses and entrepreneurs, and we accomplish this through four main areas of work—business attraction and recruitment, business retention and expansion, industry support programs, and business development.

As a 501(c)6 nonprofit, we have worked with the City of Roswell through a public-private partnership since 2012 by serving as an advocate for business and economic growth.

Core Services

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ATTRACTION + RECRUITMENT

Our team actively partners with local, state and regional organizations and agencies to bring new businesses to Roswell that will enhance our economy and community culture.

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RETENTION + EXPANSION

As businesses evolve, our team works with companies to provide connections, resources, location analysis, and market insight to help them adapt and grow as their business models change.

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INDUSTRY SUPPORT

We create and deliver innovative programming to support the growth and sustainability of our key industries, from hospitality and professional services to technology and healthcare.

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

From hosting networking events to planning ribbon cuttings to helping businesses navigate city hall to supporting entrepreneurs and startups, we provide a variety of services to companies both large and small to help them succeed.

Our History

In 2008, a small group of local entrepreneurs launched a program called “Find It All Roswell” in partnership with the Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau and the City of Roswell. The program’s mission was to support local businesses during the recession by providing, among other things, a citywide marketing program.

In response to the program’s success, our organization—originally called the Roswell Business Alliance—was created in 2012 to continue the work of growing the local business community. We became a separate entity under the same board of directors, with one of the “Find It All Roswell” leaders hired as our executive director.

The same year, the City of Roswell was finishing its first Strategic Economic Development Plan (SEDP). One of the plan’s recommendations was to pursue economic development through a public-private partnership with an outside nonprofit. In alignment with that recommendation, city leaders approached our organization about taking the lead on economic development for Roswell and becoming responsible for the initiatives outlined in the SEDP.

Of course, we eagerly agreed. Having worked that same year with the State Department of Economic Development to help recruit the GM Innovation Center to Roswell, our team was excited to continue leading economic development efforts for the city.

In 2014, to reflect our new mission and scope of work, we rebranded to Roswell Inc. Since that time, we have continued developing our signature networking events and professional development programs while also expanding our economic development and business advocacy efforts.

Over the years, we’ve identified four main areas of work that we now undertake to build business in Roswell. These include business attraction and recruitment, business retention and expansion, industry support programs, and business development. We believe that working in all four of these areas is essential to building a strong, vibrant, and sustainable economy—and this holistic view of economic development is at the heart of our organization.

Our Governance

As a 501(c)6 nonprofit, we are governed by Roswell Economic Development and Tourism, Inc., a board of directors that also oversees the city’s tourism program, Visit Roswell. This board includes representatives from Roswell’s top employers, regional business leaders, local business owners and entrepreneurs, key industries, and other community stakeholders in both economic development and tourism.

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Resources


ANNUAL REPORT

Each year, our team puts together an annual report that includes an overview of our recruitment, expansion, and retention efforts, and highlights major projects, industry support initiatives and business development programs.

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STRATEGIC PLAN

The Strategic Economic Development Plan (SEDP) is the guiding strategic plan for our organization’s economic development efforts. It maps out key priorities for Roswell and recommendations for how we can accomplish those to build a stronger, more vibrant economy and business environment.

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