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.
Download the Ribbon Cutting Form to apply for a new business ribbon cutting event.
Projects & Events
Seasonal activities give residents and visitors plenty of reasons to spend time in Kennesaw. Two initiatives hosted by the Downtown Development Authority offer shopping and dining alternatives that celebrate the warm weather. On Mondays, food trucks gather in Depot park for the weekly Dinner at the Depot from 5-8 pm (weather permitting). On Tuesdays, local growers, bakers, and crafters showcase their wares from 7 am – 1 pm in Adams Park at the Kennesaw Farmers Market. Learn about both at the Downtown Development Authority website.
New Business Openings