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Gwinnett: A Community of Choice

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Dr. Daniel J. Kaufman President & CEO, Gwinnett Chamber
Dr. Daniel J. Kaufman President & CEO,
Gwinnett Chamber

For companies looking to relocate or expand, a vibrant and diverse community of choice in which to live, learn, work, and play awaits them in Gwinnett. The second most populous county in Georgia, Gwinnett has emerged as an economic powerhouse and a hub in metro Atlanta for technology, bioscience, logistics, and innovative companies of the future.

Between January 2011 and July 2013, Partnership Gwinnett assisted 53 companies in relocating or expanding in Gwinnett. Among the variety of reasons these companies were drawn to the county is that Gwinnett presented them with a highly educated workforce developed from the area”s top-ranking educational institutions and a community that exudes vitality and a competitive infrastructure.

In Gwinnett, these companies found a place that has a quality of life that exceeds all expectations. Gwinnett hosts an impressive arts, cultural and sports scene in a community that is strategically positioned between five major colleges and universities, making locating in Gwinnett a smart choice for businesses. Gwinnett is home to the award-winning Aurora Theatre, a park system that was rated best in the nation, and the state-of-th-art Arena at Gwinnett Center, which was recently recognized as a top venue by Pollster Magazine and Venues Today. In addition, Gwinnett”s 16 cities provide their own unique contributions to the community with notable recognitions, including Suwanee”s ranking as one of the “Top Ten Best Towns for Families” by Family Circle and Duluth being named one of the “Best Affordable Suburbs in America” by BusinessWeek Magazine.

With a highly educated workforce, it is no surprise that Gwinnett County completed 2012 with 41 consecutive months of the lowest unemployment rate of the five core metro Atlanta counties. Gwinnett”s education system is also a top priority for parents, employers and elected officials and offers some of the highest-ranking public and private schools – from elementary grades to the university level – in the Southeast and the nation. Each May and December, newly educated workers enter the job market from these educational institutions, filling Gwinnett with some of the most educated and skilled employees in the nation.

The Gwinnett Chamber”s Economic Development section houses a staff of extraordinary professionals equipped with the knowledge to help you find the perfect location for your company. Whether it is a pre-existing or a build-to-suit facility that can be customized to your exact specifications – they are ready to assist you. Behind the scenes, representatives from the business, government, health care, education, arts/culture/entertainment, and the philanthropic communities are working together continuously to build a community where your business can thrive. With an exciting shared vision for the future, Gwinnett offers a community of choice where the options are endless and the opportunities for success are boundless. Whatever you seek, you can be sure to find it here in Gwinnett.