According to the Gwinnett County Government website. The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners recognizes that the County — with a population of 808,000 residents and growing — needs to do things that are within its power to ensure growth in employment opportunities and high quality jobs for our residents.
Investing in the economic vitality of our community is a basic quality of life issue. Gwinnett has grown to be a large, diverse, and complex community. While we want to continue to be a place known for excellent homes, parks, and schools, the notion that Gwinnett County is simply a bedroom community will become increasingly less sustainable over time. The county needs good jobs within its boundaries. We need strong, profitable companies located here. We need a new and balanced emphasis on businesses and jobs to compliment our existing commercial base and strong residential presence in the metro Atlanta region.
Economic Development Objectives
- Attract new business
- Provide expansion incentives for existing firms
- Add to the number of jobs in Gwinnett
- Increase the average wages for Gwinnett jobs
- Optimize the residential/non-residential balance in the tax digest
- Diversify job categories and business lines
- Increase income and wealth demographics for Gwinnett
- Encourage revitalization and redevelopment
- Ensure that the County is doing all it can when competing with other jurisdictions for business expansions and relocations
Partnership in Gwinnett
Partnership Gwinnett is a five-year, $10 million community and economic development initiative to develop a consensus vision for Gwinnett’s future growth and an action plan to achieve it. It represents a bold call-to-arms for Gwinnett’s public, private, economic, and community development leaders unmatched in our community’s history. It will result in a net increase of more than 65,400 new jobs and $5.8 billion in net new wages.
Gwinnett County staff does not play a significant role in marketing or business recruiting, but actively supports the efforts of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and its Partnership Gwinnett program along with state agencies. The County maintains a small staff to track and analyze the economic impact and recommend inducement packages.
To learn more about Partnership Gwinnett, please visit their website at http://www.partnershipgwinnett.com/.