(GWINNETT-METRO ATLANTA) February 24, 2017 – Partnership Gwinnett welcomed Gwinnett County’s 2016 relocated and expanded businesses at the annual New Company Reception Tuesday evening. The event is designed to honor and recognize the companies for their growth, success and investment in the community. The reception was attended by over 100 public and private Partnership Gwinnett investors, award winning entrepreneurs and representatives from the new and expanding Gwinnett organizations.

“We are honored to recognize these companies that have chosen to grow their business in Gwinnett County,” stated Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chair, Charlotte Nash. “We appreciate the investment they bring to our local economy and look forward to their continued success.”

Attendees at Tuesday’s reception included representatives from Aluvision Inc., Displayit, Technicolor and many more. The reception also provided a platform for the companies to share the driving factors behind why they chose to expand within, or relocate to the area.

“We chose Gwinnett County because the location is unparalleled when it comes to economic climate, as well as the availability of resources that we need to thrive,” said Josh Axelberd, CEO of Displayit.

Gwinnett County’s growing small business and entrepreneurial presence was well represented at Tuesday’s reception. Attendees included the winners of the 2016 Amazing Entrepreneur Contest, Venus Desai and George Thomas, Co-Founders of NuGen Systems.

“These tremendous companies have seen all the opportunities and amenities that make this community a great place to live and work, and because of it, have chosen Gwinnett County to locate and expand,” said Nick Masino, Chief Economic Development Officer for Partnership Gwinnett. “The availability of a strong workforce, prime location in the metro region, as well as the quality of life the County provides makes Gwinnett an excellent place for companies to find success.”

Designed to recruit, retain and attract companies to the area, Partnership Gwinnett strives to support and promote businesses in the County’s five targeted industries: Advanced Manufacturing, Corporate Headquarters/Professional Services, Health Sciences and Services, Information Technology and Supply Chain Management.

For more information, or to learn how to get involved in the local economic development efforts, please visit www.partnershipgwinnett.com

About Partnership Gwinnett

Partnership Gwinnett is a public-private initiative dedicated to bringing new jobs and capital investment to Gwinnett County, Georgia. Since 2006, Partnership Gwinnett has worked with its local partners to attract and retain jobs, cultivate capital investment, support educational institutions, foster workforce development and contribute to the exceptional quality of life found in Gwinnett. Fueled by the support of over one hundred companies, municipalities, Gwinnett County, K-12 and higher education systems, the mission of Partnership Gwinnett is to strengthen the community’s diverse economy to compete in the global marketplace and position Gwinnett as the premiere place to live, work and play.

Media Contact

Haley Tolbert | htolbert@partnershipgwinnett.com | 770.232.1174

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