Between 2010 and 2012, Gwinnett County has seen an 11.3 percent increase in job growth, according to CNN Money Magazine.
With those stats, the county is ranked No. 9 out of 25 in the magazine’s “Where the jobs are” nationwide list.
“We are excited that Gwinnett County has been recognized as an excellent place to live and work with this national listing,” Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash said. “This is a testament to our community’s success in building a great place to live and work and then aggressively marketing ourselves to encourage jobs creation and business investment in Gwinnett. Congratulations to the many organizations and individuals who helped in this effort and to Partnership Gwinnett for bringing them together.”
The growth of several large companies was evaluated for the list. Mitsubishi Electric celebrated the opening of its division headquarters in April 2013, while Primerica opened the doors of its global headquarters in May.
Beside expansions, the magazine noticed that companies are also moving into the area. National DCP, LLC, an exclusive partner for Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants, opens its corporate office in August, creating more than 125 full-time administrative jobs in Duluth.
“After researching multiple locations, we found Gwinnett County, metro Atlanta to perfectly suit the needs of our growing company,” NDCP Chief Executive Officer Scott Carter said. “Gwinnett’s exceptional business climate, existing infrastructure, and advantageous location in the Southeast enable us to more efficiently and effectively support our customers.”
The communities were selected based on data from the U.S. Census and Onboard Informatics. Columbia County, Ga., was recognized as the No. 1 community in the nation, followed by Rockwall County, Texas and Falls Church, Va.
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