Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Roswell Business Alliance Executive Director Steve Stroud and Roswell City Councilwoman Nancy Diamond went through the four month program to graduate recently.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development recently announced that Roswell Business Alliance Executive Director Steve Stroud and Roswell City Councilwoman Nancy Diamond have graduated from the 2012 Region 3 Multi-Day Training Program. Class participants included professionals and non-professionals involved within economic development fields. The Academy provided each of the graduates an opportunity to gain a unique understanding of the complexities of economic and community development on the local, regional and state levels. Since its organization in 1993 by then-Governor Zell Miller’s Development Council, the Academy has provided training for thousands of professional and non-professional economic developers around the …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Businesses interested in moving to Roswell will now have a few extra reasons to do so.
In addition to the state income tax breaks offered through the city's designated Opportunity Zone, Roswell City Council has now approved moving forward with its own economic development incentive policy, as well. Director of Community Development Alice Wakefield told council that staff and the Roswell Business Alliance (RBA) are consistently asked "What is the city going to offer," when new businesses are deciding upon a location with the most possible incentives. Prior to the new policy, the city officially had none of its own. Under the new policy, a business would have to be eligible for the incentives through achievment of the Strategic Economic Develoment Plan and the city's 2030 Comprehensive Plan, the creation of 50 or more new full…
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The upcoming Roswell Arts Festival is expected to draw 10,000 people - many of them tourists to Roswell. With tourism meaning big revenue in Georgia, the Roswell parks department is capitalizing on sporting events, bridge tournaments and festivals.
Next month, the Roswell Arts Festival could draw 10,000 people or so to the town square. In addition to buying art, festival goers will probably spend money elsewhere in Roswell, benefiting local businesses. That’s what festival organizers are banking on, anyway. And it’s why Roswell’s parks department has joined cities across the nation in leveraging events and festivals to draw people into town and boost tourism spending. Throughout the year, there are also lacrosse and baseball tournaments, gymnastics meets, bridge tournaments and a number of festivals at Roswell’s three historic homes – Barrington Hall, Bulloch Hall and Smith Plantation. “All these events are causing people to spend money in Roswell. There’s no doubt about that,” said …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The Governor was in North Fulton to offer his to neighboring Alpharetta's vision to make it the Technology City of the South.
Gov. Nathan Deal made a stop in North Fulton Monday evening, telling the assembled technology executives, local and state elected officials how important technology firms are to the state. He thanked the General Assembly for putting the largest amount of money into the state budget as closing costs to get new business into the state. He also said the state's colleges and universities are examining what is needed, as parents expect their children to be able to get a job when they earn a degree. Deal said during his speech to the newly formed Alpharetta Technology Commission, "We want you to be able to bring the businesses that you are looking for into your community. You are ideally suited: Access to interstates, fairly reasonable access to…