DECEMBER 2021
Inside: CentricsIT recognized by state
Year in Review
CentricsIT honored by state of Georgia for expansion
CentricsIT, an award-winning IT lifecycle management solutions provider headquartered in Peachtree Corners, was recognized this week by the Georgia Department of Economic Development as Exporter of the Year. The GLOBE Award was established in 2014 to recognize Georgia exporters entering new international markets.

CentricsIT announced earlier this year that it was opening its third European office at 61 Unirii Boulevard, Bucharest, Romania. The new CentricsIT location in Romania enables CentricsIT to provide in-time-zone support for its global client base, improve response times, and accelerate delivery. READ MORE
CPL. J. Montero, Community Intelligence Officer West Precinct, encourages businesses to be proactive in keeping their properties safe.
Police help remove unwanted visitors from business property, especially after hours

Are you having issues with unwanted visitors on your business property? The Gwinnett County Police Department can help. Occasionally, problems arise when property owners or business people are not on the premises. This makes it harder for police officers to verify whether someone has a legitimate right to be on the property, and when they don't.

To make things easier, business owners may complete a 1-page form and return it to the police department. Subjects who are unnecessarily on business property may be given a Criminal Trespass notice and removed from the property. They will initially be given a warning, police say, but if there are subsequent encounters, officers may charge them with Criminal Trespass and take them to jail. Completing the form enables the police to issue a warning or citation without the property owner on site. It also helps identify people showing up on business property with no legitimate purpose, such as vandals, street racers, or burglars.

Intuitive Surgical to demolish buildings in Tech Park
Constructed in 1986, this 1-story office building at 3790 Data Drive will soon be demolished to make room for a new Intuitive Surgical training facility. Another building at 3770 Data Drive is in the process of being demolished. The demolition is part of an expansion plan announced last August. Intuitive, a publicly traded company that makes robotic-assisted surgical systems, is expanding its presence in Peachtree Corners, investing over $500 million into its current campus and creating over 1,200 high-paying jobs.

According to the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Intuitive’s expansion is among the largest announced projects in the state this year in terms of jobs and investment and the largest in Gwinnett County’s entire 200-year history.

Located at 5655 Spalding Drive, Intuitive will expand its current location to create a regional headquarters. The expansion will include a six-building campus totaling more than 750,000 square feet of manufacturing and engineering operations, state-of-the-art training facilities for surgeons and hospital care teams, and administrative offices. The new facilities will open in phases, as they are constructed, with the entire expansion project scheduled to be completed by 2024.
From the Mayor's Desk . . .

Year in Review
Looking back, business is going strong in PTC

As 2021 comes to a close, let’s look back on a year that despite an on-going pandemic, held numerous gains for the City of Peachtree Corners. Let’s take a look at some highlights.

The biggest news this past year was the expansion of Intuitive Surgical, a publicly traded company that makes robotic-assisted surgical systems. Intuitive announced plans to expand its presence in Peachtree Corners, investing over $500 million and creating more than 1,200 high-paying jobs. The company is demolishing two buildings and constructing a training center on what will be a 6-building campus.

Soliant, a leading provider of specialized healthcare and staffing services to hospitals and schools around the nation, expanded their Peachtree Corners headquarters at 5550 Peachtree Parkway by 25,000 square feet, bringing the total to 83,000 square feet. The company has continued to grow, employing more than 600 people.  
Small business funding applications under review

The City of Peachtree Corners is currently in the process of reviewing more than 100 applications for funding under the American Recue Plan Act of 2021.

Earlier this year, the city launched four separate grant programs to assist businesses and nonprofits whose operations have been severely impacted as a result of COVID-19.

Through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 which was signed into law on March 11, 2021 by President Biden (H.R. 1319), the city will receive $16.4 million which will be given to qualified small businesses and nonprofits that suffered economic hardships due to the impact of COVID-19.

The intention is to help businesses remain open and operating and keep Peachtree Corners’ residents employed, as well as to aid nonprofits serving the community with operational funding. The application window has closed, and applications are under review. The city expects to start issuing checks in early 2022.
New Businesses opening doors in Peachtree Corners
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Review the many new occupational tax certificates processed by City Hall. See the most recent new businesses and license READ MORE
Motivational speaker set for SWGC breakfast

Phil Bonelli, public speaker who specializes in energizing and motivating work teams, will speak at the First Friday Breakfast on Jan. 7 at 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Atlanta Tech Park, at 107 Technology Parkway. READ MORE
Curious about how to keep good employees?

Join the PCBA on Thursday, Jan. 27, at 5:30 p.m. for a discussion about the Great Resignation. Speaker Dan Jourdan will lead a talk about keeping good employees. Registration is required. Visit the PCBA for more details.
PTC Business Briefs
  • FX on hulu has been granted a permit to film part of a mini series called Class of 09 at City Hall in January. The show follows FBI agents who graduated from Quantico in 2009 and are reunited following the death of a mutual friend.
  • Versona will open soon next to Pottery Barn at The Forum.
  • Chopt, a new salad bar concept, will be opening in the former Atlanta Bread space at the Forum.
Grow with Curiosity Lab; Build and Tinker with prototypes
Tech startups developing Smart City, IoT and Mobility technologies inside the Lab

Our 25,000 square foot innovation center is home to innovators of all sizes. From private offices to open or dedicated seating, our goal is to connect people working on cutting edge technologies to one another and to opportunities to accelerate your growth. We are located within a 500-acre tech park so if your space needs are more substantial, we can still help.