As one of the largest and most affluent counties in Georgia, Gwinnett County is the premier location for commerce and economic vitality in the Southeast. Leading Metro Atlanta’s job creation, the stable business environment found in the community provides companies looking to create or recreate their presence in the region with a highly-educated workforce and an exceptional quality of life.
With advanced infrastructure, providing quick access to an international airport, major interstates, rail and ports, the community has become home to headquarter operations for seven Fortune 1000 and Global 500 companies- including Asbury Automotive and NCR; more than sixty such companies have a significant presence in the community. Home to the nation’s top performing urban school district, and just minutes away from internationally renowned universities like The University of Georgia, Georgia Tech and Emory; workforce development is of paramount importance in Gwinnett. The community is also home to local resources like Georgia’s flagship technical college, Gwinnett Tech, and Georgia Gwinnett College, one of the fastest growing four year institutions in the US. Not only has the community received numerous national awards for their sustainability efforts, but it has also gained recognition for its extraordinary parks, excellent libraries and state-of-the-art water treatment facilities.
Sixth Annual Redevelopment Forum presented by Georgia Power was held on October 16, 2014.
To view presentations from the 2014 Forum, click on the links below.
Sustaining Vibrant Communities through Redevelopment
Community Initiated Re-development
Maximizing Redevelopment Financing and Opportunities through Public Private Partnerships
- Tom Weyandt, Deputy COO, City of Atlanta; Teresa Tomlinson, Mayor, Columbus, GA; Steve Hiatt, Director, Existing Business Development, Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce
Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Innovative Redevelopment
TrendWatch: Community First, Job Second
To view the 2013 Forum, click on the links below.
To view presentations from past events, click on the links below.
Housing Redevelopment Trends: Recession Survival Tactics and Moving Forward
From Revitalization to Destination
- John Kelley, VP of Development, North American Properties
- Bob Voyles, CEO & Founder, Seven Oaks Properties
- Ken Bleakly, President, Bleakly Advisory Services
- Jerald Mitchell, Director of Innovations, Savannah Economic Development Authority
Becoming a Redevelopment Ready Community
For more information on Gwinnett’s redevelopment efforts and upcoming Forums, please visit http://revitalizegwinnett.com.