Attracting New Business
Economic development is important for bringing the high-quality, great paying jobs to our city that will in turn, attract great talent. With our abundant natural resources, it is an easy sell for those looking to build their families and futures. Whatever help I can provide to move the needle, I'm all in!
Eight years ago, as I was actively hunting for a business-friendly city to relocate our growing company to, I found Roswell. Not only did the location make great business sense, so did the incentives offered to companies like mine to establish ourselves and grow - the incentives were the perfect economic vehicle for reinvesting in ourselves and Roswell while adding GREAT above-average paying jobs - and even more importantly, MAINTAINING those jobs to grow our tax base! And so, we made the move to Roswell and officially established our roots. It is the best decision I've made for the company to date, and the local Opportunity Tax zone credits were the perfect catalyst to ignite our growth. This is NOT the same as Federal Opportunity Tax zones. I promise to work on reestablishing this program, or one very similar, to bring new businesses to Roswell once elected!
While on the topic of business tax credits offered by Roswell, I cannot tell you how many entrepreneurs and general managers of our businesses that I have spoken to on the campaign trail that are unaware of a current incentive that gives us business owners $500 per employee for hiring our local Roswell residents. I can't think of a better credit that serves our entire community. A few restrictions do apply, such as a salary of $75,000 with benefits, but click here for more information. I'll show you where it is hidden on our city website. We must PROMOTE these to current businesses and to those looking to move and/or expand to a business-forward Roswell.