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