An opportunity zone in the Gwinnett Place area will bring 300 jobs to the community.
VetConnexx, which specializes in help veterans find post-deployment jobs, will open a Breckenridge Boulevard facility designed for 300 agents and equipped for more than 500, a press release from the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce said.
“Creative companies such as VetConnexx lay the foundation for tomorrow’s IT infrastructure,” said Chris Carr, commissioner at Georgia Department of Economic Development. “VetConnexx shares the state’s same commitment to providing jobs for Georgians, especially for those who have served our country, and Georgia’s skilled workforce and business-friendly climate will only help this company grow.”
VetConnexx co-founder and CEO, Larry Ellis said he was excited to announce the company’s third location.
“We believe this is a thriving community that will enable us to continue providing jobs for veterans, as well as offering excellent support services to our clients,” Ellis said.
The location is in an opportunity zone, allowing the company to receive state tax incentives for job creation. Officials said the designation has been effective in bringing business to help revitalize the area.
“This win represents the beginnings of a major comeback for the Gwinnett Place area, which has ample real estate opportunities available in its opportunity zone,” said Kirk Rich of Rich Real Estate Services. “By working in close partnership with the Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development team and the Gwinnett Place CID, we were able to tout the many benefits of the newly established opportunity zone and count VetConnexx as a great addition to the area.”
Gwinnett Commission Chairwoman Charlotte Nash said the hundreds of jobs the new location will bring is a reason to celebrate.
“VetConnexx’s decision to open its new facility in Gwinnett is a testament to our business-friendly community,” Nash said. “We are committed to creating an ideal location for companies looking to grow and thrive.”