Volume 14 | May 2021
Inside: More Rescue Funds Available
Hydroponic Farm Slated for Tech Park
Second brewery opens in Peachtree Corners
A new brewery has opened at 6025 Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree Corners. But the family behind the brewery is not new to Peachtree Corners. Dianna and Stephen Peet have lived in the area for 30 years and raised their children within just a few miles of the brewery.

Kettlerock Brewing opened Friday, March 14, with state and local dignitaries on hand enjoying freshly tapped beverages. The brewery is conveniently located on Peachtree Parkway at Jay Bird Alley, across from two hotels and Curiosity Lab. READ MORE
Peachtree Farm to uplift people, propagate tomatoes
Planning is underway for a farm in Peachtree Corners that will help people with disabilities find meaningful employment and lead more independent lives.

Mike Twiner, president of Peachtree Farm, said the non-profit organization is building its first greenhouse this summer.

"In the next few years, we will add four more greenhouses, with a total of five state-of-the-art hydroponic facilities," Twiner said.

The organization plans to grow and sell produce locally, starting with tomatoes. After the farm is up and running, the organization plans to construct 15 cottages that would allow people to live safely on the farm. The idea for Peachtree Farm stems from the Twiner family’s experience. READ MORE
Peachtree Farm is slated to be constructed off Research Court in Technology Park.
From the Mayor's Desk. . .

Hotels are opening up!

It is with great relief that we are seeing life begin to get back to some semblance of normal. The presence of so many companies in Technology Park led to the construction of a lot of hotels over the years; 13 to be exact. We are pleased to see them starting to come alive again. The luxury hotels are starting to see weekend occupancy rates increasing. The Marriott on Technology Parkway has been virtually full, at 85 percent capacity on weekends, according to the corporate sales manager. Do you know who they have seen a lot of lately? Pickleball players. Apparently, we have an active group of people out there who enjoy Pickleball. And there was a recent tournament here that filled a lot of hotel rooms. What a great activity, especially during a pandemic, as a lot of the courts are outside. People are getting back together. The Marriott is getting requests for family reunion bookings, and the ballroom was booked for training classes the entire month of April.
American Rescue Funds available for small businesses
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is providing additional relief for the nation’s small businesses and hard-hit industries. Applications for funding are currently being accepted by the Small Business Administration (SBA). Shuttered venues, like movie theaters, as well as restaurants, may be eligible for grants through the SBA. There is also another round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL).

For more information about the American Rescue Plan Act: READ MORE

In a separate measure, ARPA funds are expected to trickle down through the state of Georgia to local municipalities around July 1. The monies will be disseminated in two allocations, with the second coming 12 months after the first. Peachtree Corners is finalizing plans for the next round of local funding.

Other funding is available from a variety of FUNDING SOURCES, including Amazon, Facebook, and other organizations. More information: CARL VINSON INSTITUTE OF GOVERNMENT

The Black Creek Group signs deal with Amazon

The Black Creek Real Estate investment firm has officially signed a lease with Amazon for 4925 Avalon Ridge. Trucks should be rolling this fall. Black Creek purchased the property for $9.3 million one year ago, and is now investing $8.7 million in the building to make room for its new tenant.
Hospitality job fair set for Peachtree Corners

The City of Peachtree Corners, in partnership with the Marriott, Hyatt, and Hilton Hotels, is hosting a job fair for hospitality services jobs on Wednesday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Atlanta Marriott at 475 Technology Parkway in Peachtree Corners. The rate of pay for these positions will vary based upon position and hotel, but the general pay range is from $10-$15 an hour. Human resources representatives from various hotels will be interviewing and hiring people on-site.
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 renewals. READ MORE
Rep. Bourdeaux to speak about economy, small business

Join the Southwest Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce on Friday, June 4 at 7:30 a.m. for the First Friday Breakfast at Atlanta Tech Park, 107 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners.

Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux lives with her family in Suwanee, Georgia and represents Georgia's 7th Congressional District. In Congress, Ms. Bourdeaux is a strong advocate for driving an economic recovery that puts workers and small businesses first, enabling affordable health care, investing in a world-class public education system, and developing an improved transportation infrastructure.

Before her election to the U.S. House of Representatives, Ms. Bourdeaux taught as a professor of public management and policy at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University, and has served in a number of public service roles during her career. Congresswoman Bourdeaux is on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure and the Committee on Small Business. TO REGISTER
Gather with local businesses for lunch
Join the Peachtree Corners Business Association for lunch at Marlowe's Tavern at 5210 Town Center Blvd. on Tuesday, June 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Enjoy networking and supporting a local restaurant.
PTC Business Briefs

  • Central Transport is expanding its facility to create a 22,000-square foot logistics center at 4960 Corley Road.
  • Hardie Real Estate is renovating nearly 160,000 square feet at 6450 Corley Road to accommodate warehouses for Empire Auto Parts and Accent Decor. The project is estimated at $800,000.
New application increases data transmission

Inseego deploying solutions aimed at intelligent traffic management systems

Curiosity Lab has announced a collaboration with Inseego Corp. (Nasdaq: INSG) to deploy 5G solutions that will drive innovative use cases across the city’s ecosystem.

Inseego 5G solutions, running on T-Mobile’s Extended Range 5G and Ultra Capacity 5G network, will help power various use cases at Peachtree Corners. These applications include the management of autonomous vehicles, services, and drones; private networks for mission-critical city applications; and purpose-built solutions for industry 4.0 applications.