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.

Plans and conceptual drawings of selected projects can be found in the Document Center under the Economic Development tab.

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 from May through August, local growers, bakers, and crafters showcase their wares from 3:30-7:30 pm in Depot Park downtown at the Kennesaw Farmers Market. Also on Mondays, food trucks gather for weekly rallies from 5:30 – 8:30 pm (weather permitting). 

Farmers Market Vendor Information

Applications for the 2019 Farmers Market season are now available!  2019 Farmers Market Rules & Regulations are available for download; all potential vendors must indicate on their application that they have read and accepted the terms of the Rules & Regulations. 

NEW THIS YEAR – The farmers market vendor application is online! Please click to access and submit the online farmers market application. Submission of an application does not guarantee a vendor space at the market; the market manager will contact applicants to let them know if an application is approved. Market fees are assessed after application approval.

How do I get approval to build in the City?

You may download the checklist from the Document Center on our home page. Contact Building Services if you need assistance to complete the paperwork.