October 2016 Highlights

By November 18, 2016News

Take a look back at Roswell Inc’s highlights for October, 2016   


Quick Stats:

Roswell New Businesses & Job Creation

30 New Businesses
64 New Jobs Created

42,888 Commercial SqFt Occupied

Unemployment

Roswell

4.1%
Preliminary September 2016

Georgia

5.1%
Preliminary September 2016


Roswell Leadership Focus Explores and Learns from Franklin, Tennesseerlf_logo_full_color

ROSWELL, GA – Earlier in October, over 60 of Roswell’s community leaders and volunteers loaded a bus and drove to Franklin, Tennessee. These movers and shakers were participants of Roswell Leadership Focus (RLF), a program presented by Roswell Inc. The mission of the program is to experience and learn about new ways to implement citywide collaboration and further prioritize the needs of Roswell as a growing community situated outside of a major city.

Why Franklin? As it turns out, Roswell and Franklin have quite a lot in common, but with enough differentials to compare and learn from. As a hub of Nashville, Franklin is rapidly becoming one of the most prominent cities in the Southeast. Franklin is home to corporate headquarters, a historic district in the midst of redevelopment and a compelling story surrounding their history, drawing tourists from all over the world.

RLF participants used the trip as a means to further scope out what Roswell is and can be. Presentations focused on public private partnerships, historical site management, tourism, city communication and branding, historic redevelopment, economic development initiatives, preservation and beautification.

The presenters were Franklin’s community leaders, including representatives from City of Franklin, Heritage Foundation, Convention and Visitors Bureau, Chamber of Commerce and Battle of Franklin Trust.

Brainstorming, prioritizing and open dialogue were a constant during the trip. The participants, who come from diverse backgrounds, were able to collaborate about the possibilities for Roswell. Through meeting Franklin’s leaders and experiencing the unique atmosphere that is Franklin, the participants could discuss the next steps to further expand and instill Roswell’s unique identity.

Franklin provided a host of not just new ideas, but brought together people who are energized to implement plans and laid the foundation for relationships to further develop. Most of all, it set the stage for collaboration, open conversation and has already brought ideas into action.

Previous trips included Asheville, North Carolina in 2014 and Greenville, South Carolina in 2011.

Roswell Inc promotes economic development through a public-private partnership with the City of Roswell. Learn more at www.roswellinc.org.

 


2017 Dates Announced – Registration Opens Soon!

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Friday, February 10
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Thursday, February 16
Thursday, March 23
Thursday, April 27
Tuesday, May 23 

 


 

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