Volume 05 | August 2020
Inside: Jimmy Carter shopping center
New Businesses
CarMax hiring
at Peachtree Corners Center
Fortune 500 company, CarMax, is adding 230 new jobs at its location at 5707 Peachtree Parkway. The jobs are part of a company expansion.

City Council Relaxes Temporary Sign Rules
In an attempt to make it easier for retailers, restaurants and other businesses, the Peachtree Corners City Council relaxed its sign ordinance July 28. The council removed some fees and sign limitations.

From the Mayor's Desk . . .

In it for the long haul

As more Americans return to the office and the economy reopens, keeping employees safe will extend far beyond issuing key cards or creating numeric door codes. It will involve a concerted effort by everyone to keep countless surfaces sanitized, limit occupant capacity, wear masks, and keep their distance from one another.
A study by the U.S. Census Bureau found that 44 percent of small business owners felt in late June that their businesses would need more than six months to return to normal.

Developer purchases retail center on Jimmy Carter Blvd.

Skyline Seven Real Estate has purchased the retail shopping center at 7050 Jimmy Carter Blvd. for $7.1 million. The owner is currently making upgrades to the property.
Gwinnett Schools makes Forbes' 'Best Employers' list
Georgia’s largest school district is one of the best employers for women in the state of Georgia and one of the best in the nation according to Forbes Magazine. Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) ranks 45th on the Forbes list of “Best Employers for Women 2020.” GCPS is one of only three school districts to make the list of the top 300 employers. With nearly 23,000 employees, 78% of whom are women, Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) is the largest employer in Gwinnett County and one of the largest employers in Gwinnett County Schools
New Businesses opening doors in Peachtree Corners
business open sign

Review the many new occupational tax certificates processed by City Hall. See the most recent complete list of businesses along with contact information.
News anchor provides inside look at content

The Southwest Gwinnett Chamber presents Craig Lucie, former WSB news anchor and owner of Lucie Content, a PR firm, at its First Friday Breakfast Aug. 7 at 7:30 a.m. at 107 Atlanta Tech Park, Peachtree Corners.

PTC Business Briefs

Parsons Transportation Group has extended its lease at 3577 Parkway Lane. Parsons delivers cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.The company renewed the 26,496-square-foot space for five years. The contract was arranged by Bryan Heller, Kevin Caroll and Glen Dyke, all of CBRE.

  • McDonalds, located at 7070 Jimmy Carter Blvd., is investing $800,000 to renovate the interior.

  • Real estate professional services and investment management company Colliers International has hired Heather Lamb as Senior Vice President in the firm’s Atlanta office. Lamb will serve as co-market leader of the Colliers Atlanta Landlord Services Group alongside Senior Vice President Jessica Doyle.

  • Surgical Intuitive is renovating 24,000 square feet of office space at 3795 Data Drive, investing more than $2 million.
PCBA hosts Speaker Series Luncheon

Join the Peachtree Corners Business Association live or in person via webinar Aug. 27 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. to hear Scott Hilton, Executive Director, Georgian First Commission, who will provide updates on the re-opening process from COVID-19, economic recovery and growing small businesses.
The event will take place at Peachtree Corners City Hall. READ MORE
Free Networking Events, Webinars at Curiosity Lab
Sept. 10 @ 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
This workshop is for communities of all sizes in Georgia to learn and share about smart community development.The workshop will include a keynote panel composed of international and national experts and practitioners in smart communities and will highlight the projects of the 2nd class of the Georgia Smart Communities Challenge. 
Workshop is 3 AICP credits.