Our rich history, innovative entrepreneurial landscape, sense of community, and economic vitality make Roswell an attractive place to build your business. The increasing number of companies that call Roswell home would agree.

Registered Businesses
Number of Jobs (source, EMSI/Ga Power, 2019)
Daytime Population
Million Total Capital Investment in 2018

Who’s Here

It’s always a great day to do business in Roswell. Our city is home to businesses of all sizes, from Fortune 500 companies to small- and medium-sized organizations, all contributing to a well-balanced and thriving economy.

Here are a few organizations we are grateful to work with:
Top 5 Companies in Roswell by employee count Top 5 Industries in Roswell by # of Jobs (as of 2018) Top 5 Industries by Revenue (as of 2018)
1. GM Innovation Center 1. Healthcare and Social Assistance 1. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
2. Kimberly Clark 2. Retail Trade 2. Healthcare and Social Assistance
3. WellStar North Fulton Hospital 3. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 3. Finance and Insurance
4. McKesson Corporation 4. Accommodation and Food Service 4. Retail Trade
5. Delta Dental 5. Administrative and Support and Waste Management Services 5. Wholesale Trade

Key Industries

Roswell’s dynamic business community includes high-performing companies in several key industries.

Roswell’s quality of life (LINK TO QUALITY OF LIFE SECTION) and highly desirable location adjacent to Georgia 400 (LINK TO TRANSPORTATION SECTION) make it attractive to businesses across a wide range of industries, with expansive real estate options (LINK TO SITE SELECTION SECTION) for small operations to large companies with thousands of employees available.

With 18 new car dealerships, Roswell has one of the highest concentrations of car dealerships in metro Atlanta. The market continues to expand with luxury automotive and motorsports dealers fueled by the demand of residents with high disposable income and consumers throughout the Southeast, who value the variety and depth of automotive offerings within Roswell.

Select dealerships include Nalley Lexus, Roswell Infinity, Hennessy Porsche, Ferrari of Atlanta, Carl Black Buick GMC, United BMW, Palmer Dodge, Hennessy Jaguar, Mazda of Roswell, Audi North, Jackson Acura, Rick Case Hyundai.

Roswell is a healthcare hub, with WellStar North Fulton Hospital, a 202-bed facility providing 1,100 full time jobs, at its epicenter. The hospital has been recognized for its Accredited Cancer Program and Primary Stroke Center designations.

From direct care to medical supplies, Roswell’s thriving healthcare and medical industry serves Georgia and beyond, with complementary industries, like medical research and development and senior/elder care, expected to continue to grow.

Medical businesses include Kimberly-Clark Medical Division, McKesson, Delta Dental, AMR Medical Transportation, Resurgens Orthopedics.

Need to add this as a key industry. This is one of our largest industries, both by # of jobs and revenue

Located north of the Atlanta metro area, Roswell has access to a highlyeducated workforce, particularly in the information technology fields. Tech start-ups can benefit from the city’s tax credit programs (LINK TO OPPORTUNITY ZONE SECTION) and wealth of qualified employees who are attracted to the Roswell live-work-play environment.

IT companies include Trustlogics, GPS Trackit, Tripwire, Kimberly Clark – IT Division, GM Innovation, Nolan Transportation – IT Division, Paymetrics, Yardi Systems.

Positionally, Roswell is centered near major transportation arteries with easy access to Georgia 400, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the ports of Savannah and Jacksonville, plus proximity to a large concentration of light industrial companies. This means great things for logistics companies. In the video below, same-day delivery provider, Deliv, discusses how the Silicon Valley company opened its Roswell office in 2016, and the vital role that Roswell Inc played in informing, supporting, and finding the right location for their business. The area’s cost of living, quality of life, and availability of workforce were all factors that attracted this West Coast company to establish a new home here.

Logistics companies include UPS, Deliv, Kimberly-Clark Logistics Worldwide, Cardinal Logistics, Nolan Transportation Group, and OTR Capital.

Roswell is all about contemporary Southern hospitality, offering a welcoming and vibrant community in which to grow a business. As an established hub for the hospitality industry, the city has more than 200 family-owned or chef-driven restaurants, multiple breweries and craft beverage markets, exciting attractions, and a growing assortment of hotels to accommodate business and leisure visitors. The average household income for Roswell residents is $131,615, who spend over $204m per year on food and drink away from their home.

  • Restaurants in Roswell cover a vast range of dining experiences, from continental cuisine to Southern barbecue, and everything in between. Foodies can find sidewalk cafes, family-friendly spots, and big occasion dining.
  • Breweries, a distillery, a meadery, and craft beverage markets offer tastes and tours. Roswell is fast becoming one of Georgia’s top destinations for craft beer and spirits.
  • Plentiful hotel options are key to the health of Roswell business, and Roswell Inc made their expansion a priority. In the Westside Parkway area near much of the city’s Class A office space, Home 2 Suites and Springhill Suites will finish construction by early 2020, adding a combined 196 rooms for business travelers. Also along Westside Parkway, Element by Westin will break ground in 2020 and will add 91 rooms and a 250+ capacity meeting space. A boutique hotel, which broke ground in 2019, is set for Roswell’s Historic District. It will offer 125 rooms and will be part of a mixed-use development including retail, office, restaurant, and community gathering space. (LINK TO HOTEL UPDATES PAGE)
  • Popular Roswell attractions include Chattahoochee Nature Center, Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, and Computer Museum of America, the largest tech museum in the eastern U.S.
  • Roswell Inc supports the city’s hospitality industry through a variety of events, including Roswell Restaurant Week, Summer Sippin’ and the Roswell Hospitality Career Expo. (LINK TO RELEVANT EVENT PAGES UNDER GET CONNECTED)

Roswell has no shortage of green spaces and entertaining places.

Real Estate / Site Selection

Roswell offers a wide variety of available properties and locations for organizations of all sizes and business needs. The Roswell Inc team will help you identify the best location to help your business thrive.

Class A Office Class B Office
1,052,744 sq.ft 886,804 sq.ft
Number of buildings – 7 Number of buildings – 21
Average rent: $26.68 sq. ft Average rent: $16.80 sq. ft
Vacancy rate: 23.3% Vacancy rate: 7.5%

Market Conditions

Roswell business is booming! From hotel announcements and large recruitment projects to the redevelopment of shopping centers and numerous small business success stories, Roswell has experienced high economic growth in recent years with no signs of it slowing down.

In 2018, Roswell experienced total capital investment of $167 million.

Hotel Projects

With a projected increase in demand of 4.2% for business class hotels in Roswell per year through 2023, the city responded by facilitating the development of multiple new hotel projects.

Since 2017, four hotel projects—one boutique and three business class— have been announced for Roswell. Home 2 Suites by Hilton, Springhill Suites by Marriott, and Element by Westin will fulfill the business class demand and will be located near much of the city’s Class A office space.

A boutique hotel and mixed-use development in Roswell’s historic district also broke ground in late 2019. The development is a $110+ million investment and will include a 125-room hotel, retail, urban market, outdoor community green space, restaurants, event and office space.

Southern Post

The mixed-use Southern Post development in the heart of the city’s historic district will include 70,000 square feet of office space, 50,000 square feet of retail space, 128 apartments, a parking deck, fitness facilities and a grocery store. This highly anticipated project will serve as a catalyst for additional redevelopment along SR 9/Alpharetta Highway.

Roswell Village Shopping Center

Roswell Village Shopping Center was recently redeveloped by the Sterling Organization, bringing in a variety of nationally known tenants, including Crunch Fitness, Marshalls, Famous Footwear, Ross Dress for Less, and Starbucks.

Sun Valley Mixed Use Development

A 164,000-square-foot mixed-use development at the corner of Alpharetta Highway and Sun Valley Drive will include a grocery store, office, retail, restaurant space and hundreds of apartment units. The walkable, accessible development will provide greater connectivity within the city, with eight-foot wide sidewalks that run adjacent to recently approved walking and biking paths of the Sun Valley Drive Extension.

This development, projected to create 400 new jobs, is also expected to spur additional economic investment along the centrally-located Highway 9 corridor.

Additional new businesses recently established, relocated, or expanded to Roswell include:

Brixmor Property Group
GPS Trackit
Deep Roots Wine Market
Staff Zone
Gypsy Rose Music
Delta Dental

Roswell Inc Impact

Through integral support of more than 50 economic recruitment projects in the past year, Roswell Inc enabled 17 businesses to close deals in Roswell, resulting in approximately 716 new jobs created through those projects.

(Data source: EMSI, Ga Power, 2019)

“Roswell Inc has been absolutely instrumental in the success of our project. They have championed our idea since day one, working with us every step of the way, providing guidance, direction, market insight, troubleshooting when necessary, and connecting us with business partners that have been key to making this project happen.

I will be forever grateful for the level of professionalism, expertise, and support they provided to our team throughout the entire process.”

Kevin Bryant, Canton Place Development