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Economic Development: Investing in the economic vitality of our community
The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners is committed to ensuring growth in employment opportunities and high quality jobs for our residents. With a population of more than 950,000, Gwinnett County is the second-most populous county in the state of Georgia and a premier location for locating, growing, and conducting business.

Gwinnett County is a leader in investment and job creation in metro Atlanta. We are home to the global headquarters of Fortune 500 companies AGCO Corporation and Asbury Automotive. Further, more than 60 international companies have chosen Gwinnett for their U.S. or global headquarter operations, such as Mitsubishi Electric, Ricoh Electronics, and WIKA Instruments.

Investment and trade is encouraged through the relocation and expansion assistance of local and regional partners including Partnership Gwinnett (see below). Gwinnett County caters to domestic and international businesses of all sizes and works to promote our targeted sectors, which are Advanced Manufacturing, Professional & Corporate Services, Health Sciences & Services, Information & Technology Solutions, and Supply Chain Management.

Gwinnett County’s education is a top priority for parents, employers, and elected officials. We offer some of the highest-ranking public and private schools in the Southeast and the nation. Gwinnett County and metro Atlanta are home to 50+ public and private institutions of higher education, including Georgia Gwinnett College and Gwinnett Technical College. More than 250,000 students are enrolled in fields of study ranging from biological sciences and engineering to business and health professions.
Office of Economic Development

Gwinnett County maintains an Office of Economic Development consisting of three managers, each with areas of specialization. Please contact them with inquiries as follows:

Roman Dakare

  • Economic Impact Analysis
  • Global Business Outreach/Foreign Direct
    Investment Redevelopment
  • Research/Information Services
Office 678.518.6219
Cell 404.229.3023

Mark Farmer

  • Entrepreneurship/Small Business
  • Technology/Innovation
  • Regional Innovation Partnerships
  • Redevelopment
Office 678.518.6217
Cell 404.242.8439

Shantell Wilson

  • Business Attraction (Advanced Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Professional & Corporate Services, and
    Health Sciences & Services)
  • Business Retention and Expansion
  • Incentive Programs (including workforce
    and training resources)
Office 678.518.6212
Cell 678.234.0961

The OED’s address is:

Office of Economic Development
One Justice Square
446 West Crogan Street, Suite 250
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Economic Development Incentives
One of the OED's functions is to analyze and track the economic impact of projects and recommend inducement packages that meet the criteria specified in the Gwinnett County Economic Development Ordinance. For more on economic development incentives, click here.
The Partnership Gwinnett initiative
Partnership Gwinnett is a public-private initiative dedicated to bringing new jobs and capital investment to Gwinnett County. Since 2006, PG 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. Every day, a team of dedicated professionals work to drive the mission of Partnership Gwinnett to strengthen the economic vitality of the community.

Gwinnett County is the lead financial supporter of Partnership Gwinnett and works closely with the PG team to spur prosperity in the county.

To learn more about the Partnership Gwinnett initiative or to become an investor, visit
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