The Economic Development Department serves the city by encouraging economic growth through attracting and retaining business and industry, promoting small business development, supporting commercial revitalization and encouraging tourism.  Economic growth improves our quality of life by maintaining and improving the tax base and increasing the number and variety of job opportunities available to local residents. 

The department focuses on expanding business and assisting new commercial and industrial enterprises to locate in the city.  We aim to create an environment responsive to the concerns of residents and the development community and we do our best to invite and encourage investments from outside.

Data or analyses about significant or ongoing projects or events can be found by clicking on the box(es) below.

 

2529 J.O. Stephenson Ave.
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: (770) 424-8274
Fax: (770) 528-9082

Robert Fox
Director
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New Business Openings

January 24, 2013
Unique Salon & Spa
2750 Jiles Rd

  • Classes at Smith-Gilbert Gardens offer gardening pointers to adults & kids.

  • Kennesaws proud heritage is honored and remembered on the grounds of the City Cemetery.

  • Kennesaw Parks & Recreation will get you moving toward improved fitness and health.

  • Morning dog walking is invigorating and enjoyable at Swift-Cantrell Park.

  • City officials and business owners cut the ribbon to showcase a new opening.

  • Police officers start the recruiting process early.

  • Shop at our Farmers Market for fresh produce, baked goods & other items from May-October.

  • Mayor Mathews invites future community leaders to participate in City Council meetings.

  • The Police Honor Guard is specially trained to represent the department at formal functions.

  • The Civil War era comes to life at the Southern Museum and in annual battle re-enactments.

  • The annual Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival features a Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned contest.

  • Gather your paints brushes or camera and get inspired at Smith-Gilbert Gardens.

  • Enthusiastic and dedicated staff provide first-rate support of the citys trails, parks and facilities.

  • Hundreds of volunteers maintain the beautiful flora at the 16 acre Smith-Gilbert Gardens.

  • The Citys two community parks offer families hours of recreation and relaxation.

  • Children celebrate Arbor Day by planting a tree in the Garden at Swift-Cantrell Park.

  • Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park offers a bird-eye view of the city and surrounding area.

  • A new pedestrian underpass provides safe passage between Main St. and the Depot.

  • The City offers free wireless internet in parks & city facilities.

  • The Annual Big Shanty Festival features crafts, food, & shows attracting over 50,000 visitors.