SEPTEMBER 2021
Inside: SMALL BUSINESS FUNDING AVAILABLE
Project proposed for Tech Park
French Chamber establishes presence in Peachtree Corners

The City of Peachtree Corners has announced that the French-American Chamber of Commerce-Atlanta (FACC) is moving operations from the Consulate General of France in Atlanta to office space in the Innovation Center at Curiosity Lab. La French Tech – a French government-supported ecosystem of startups, investors, decision-makers and community builders – will expand collaboration with and leverage Peachtree Corners.

Pictured (left to right): Julie Lambotte, Executive Director FACC-Atlanta, Bertrand Lapoire, VP FACC-Atlanta, Mayor Mike Mason, Sebastien Lafon President of LaFrench Tech Atlanta, and City Manager Brian Johnson
councilmember recognized by Gwinnett Chamber
Councilmember wins two civic awards

Councilmember Lorri Christopher, long-time Rotarian, received the "Rotarian of The Year Award" for exemplifying this year’s theme for the international organization, “Rotary Opens Opportunities” on August 18.

The following week, she was one of seven winners (out of 90 finalists) named in this year's Gwinnett Chamber's annual Moxie Awards. Lorri received the "Greater Good Award" from the chamber on Aug. 27. READ MORE
Workforce housing proposed for Technology Park
Plans for two buildings submitted to city
Plans have been submitted for a mixed-use project at the intersection of Technology Park South and Peachtree Industrial Blvd.

AHS Residential has requested that 10.7 acres be rezoned for 382 apartments, 8,000 square office space and a small retail space. The property is currently developed as office buildings dating to the early 1980s. The proposed project is expected to go before the city council in October.
From the Mayor's Desk . . .

Did you know Peachtree Corners is a bio-tech hub?

The life science sector continues to grow at an astounding pace. We can see it in our own backyard. Not only does the city have a tremendous network of software, engineering and FinTech companies, it is also home to a number of bio tech and life science laboratories.

We recognize that these “Targeted Businesses” in fields such as technology and life sciences bring high-level jobs to the city and are especially beneficial to the overall community. It is no secret that the city supports job growth and is proactive when it comes to economic development.

ARPA, small business funding available

The City of Peachtree Corners has 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 and to aid nonprofits serving the community with operational READ MORE, APPLY.
Is your company considering an electric fleet ?

Through its business relationships, the City of Peachtree Corners has negotiated with a few electric vehicle charging providers to obtain special pricing on charging stations that are only available to Peachtree Corners businesses.

If your business has considered these changes coming "down the road," the future is here, and will cost less for early adopters.

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 new businesses and license READ MORE
Georgia Film Office commissioner to speak

Lee Thomas, the deputy commissioner of the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, will speak at the First Friday Breakfast on Friday, Oct. 1, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Atlanta Tech Park. The event is open to the public but you must register. READ MORE
PCBA "Connecting Over Coffee" set for Firebirds
Join the PCBA Tuesday, Oct. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. to talk business at Firebirds Wood Fired Grill at 5215 Town Center READ MORE
PTC Business Briefs
  • Building modifications are underway for Jag Fitness at 6760 Jimmy Carter Blvd.
  • Plans have been submitted for a new building at 7025 Jimmy Carter Blvd. The anticipated tenant is Las Tortas Locas Restaurant.
Transportation projects highlighted during talk
Mayor Mason Carolyn Bourdeaux
U.S. Secretary visits the city
Pete Buttigieg, the U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary and U.S. Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux recently held a press conference in Peachtree Corners to discuss vehicle-related investments as part of the National Infrastructure Bill that is currently in congress.

The press conference and tour showcased the continued growth of the lab and its potential to facilitate the advancement of all types of communication, mobility and transportation technologies. Please click HERE to watch the TV news, digital and press conference tour coverage.