Volume 09 | December 2020
Inside: Corners Startup Getting Noticed
Economic Development Recap
Amazon eying Peachtree Corners

Amazon has submitted demolition plans for a 138,000 square-foot building at 4925 Avalon Ridge in Peachtree Corners. The plans are for interior demolition of walls, not exterior demolition. It appears the company is planning a logistics center at the site, although property owners will not yet confirm that a lease has been signed. Amazon is a multinational technology company based in Seattle, Wash.
The building was previously occupied by Mizuno, which has moved to 3155 Northwoods Parkway in Peachtree Corners. More information will be forthcoming.
Company getting noticed for anemia app
A Peachtree Corners company is making strides in the health technology industry. Sanguina, a startup in the Curiosity Lab, has drawn some attention for its AnemoCheck smartphone application. The phone app, which the company says can measure hemoglobin levels to determine anemia, was recently featured in Tech Crunch magazine.

Sanguina’s  technology uses an algorithm to determine the amount of hemoglobin in the blood based on an examination and analysis of the coloration of the nail bed.

 
From the Mayor's Desk . . .

City thankful for all employers, big and small

Despite the health crisis, and economic problems facing our country, Peachtree Corners is still strong. We are considered a regional job hub with a host of technology and life sciences companies. Companies are attracted to our innovation and investments we are making in quality-of-life areas. As we head into 2021, let’s look back on our larger economic “wins.”

The investments that these companies have made are important. This community was founded around Technology Park. As such, it is central to the city’s vitality. Allow me to share some of the economic development activity we have seen in the last couple of years. 
Solar power part of auto project

Peachtree Corners is partnering with The Ray to test solar panels on the roadway to see how much power they generate. The panels, located on Technology Parkway in front of City Hall, feed electricity to a stand-alone, electric vehicle charging station. The public may notice charging stations going in around town. For more about the solar panels: READ MORE
Specialty bakery opens in the Forum
12-03-20
A brand new dessert shop, Cinnaholic, officially opened on Dec. 4 The new business is located at The Forum, next to La Parrilla Mexican Restaurant.

Peachtree Corners councilmembers Weare Gratwick and Phil Sadd, along with friends, family and supporters were on hand to celebrate with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The bakery specializes in custom gourmet cinnamon rolls, handmade cookie dough, brownies, cookies and more and is locally owned by Marie and Rick Haughey.
Town Center EV Charging Station
EV stations installed

Hubject and the City of Peachtree Corners are working together to create a comprehensive electrification plan for a true smart city environment. City leaders have engaged Hubject, an e-mobility consultant, to provide guidance and technical support in developing a future proof EV charging plan. READ MORE
City awards $2.6 million in grants

The city of Peachtree Corners has awarded federal grants totaling $2.66 million to 118 qualified local businesses. The funds will assist in providing relief to business operators that experienced a downturn earlier this year when they were forced to adjust their operations and/or shut down as a result of the pandemic. READ MORE
New Business Licenses in Peachtree Corners
business open sign
Review the many new occupational tax certificates processed by City Hall. See the new businesses Here . For a comprehensive list of all of the businesses, click Here.
Next Chamber event Friday, Jan. 8

Bob Rodgers, president of Street Grace, will speak at the next Chamber breakfast, Friday, Jan. 8, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Atlanta Tech Park. Street Grace is a faith-based organization that uses evidence-based demand reduction strategies to eradicate the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC). Atlanta Tech Park is located at 107 Technology Parkway. READ MORE
PCBA celebrates giving back in 2020

The Peachtree Corners Business Association (PCBA) supported the community in 2020 through various community programs, totaling $7,000. READ MORE
Pond Principals
Pond announces new principals of firm

Peachtree Corners' Pond, a national leader in architecture, engineering, planning, and construction management, is proud to recognize new principals of the firm.

PTC Business Briefs

  • Merlinos and Associates, an actuarial consulting firm, is moving from Norcross to Peachtree Corners. The firm is renovating a 23,000 square-foot space at 5550 Peachtree Parkway.
  • Atlanta Micro, a designer and manufacturer of high performance RF and Microwave products for customer applications, is more than doubling its space at 3720 Davinci Ct.
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