Volume 02 | May 2020
Business News
In this issue, we will discuss ongoing Peachtree Corners development, highlight a phone app containing local information, provide links to loans and grants available to small businesses, and connect you with an important survey.
From the M ayor's Desk . . .
Making the best of difficult times

It is easy to focus on what has changed in our lives lately. Some of us have lost people we know to this dreadful virus. Others are out of work. All of us miss spending time with family and friends. But despite these difficult times, there is still progress being made and economic activity under way.

According to the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce, there are still 188 projects in the pipeline in Gwinnett County, and projects are still coming in. Even in the face of this pandemic, there are companies growing in Peachtree Corners. It may take a few months longer, but you will see ribbon cuttings and some exciting new development along our major corridors. 

Shopping strip at S.Old Peachtree and Medlock Bridge remodeled.
Remodel of Medlock Village shopping center under way

The shopping strip located on the corner of Medlock Bridge and South Old Peachtree roads is getting a major makeover. The project will expand and relocate the gas pumps to the South Old Peachtree side of the property. The retail space is expanding from about 8,400 square feet to 13,000 square feet. This retail property was once home to Magnolia Bakery.
'Shop & Dine Local' info available for cell phone in app
Shop & Dine Local feature added
During the pandemic, shops and restaurants have had to change their hours of operation, and often the type of services they offer.
 
The city's Corners Connect app has a new feature called "Shop & Dine Local" where you can find a list of Peachtree Corners restaurants and shops that are open during this crisis or check hours of operation.
 
The City has been working to keep the information updated, and it is now available through the Corners Connect app. The app is free and available for both iPhones and Android users. Look for the app in the App Store (iPhone) and Play Store (Android phones).

More loans, grants on tap for small businesses
The U.S. government reopened the pipeline for small-business loans and grants after demand overwhelmed the Small Business Administration in April.

Congress has replenished the funds and money is available now. The CARES Act provides funding for the Paycheck Protection Program, modifies the existing Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program and provides immediate loan payment relief for businesses with current SBA guaranteed loans. For paycheck protection, interest rates are fixed at 1 percent.
For the key components and eligibility requirements, visit:

City pulling data from local businesses during pandemic
The city of Peachtree Corners is taking the pulse of the business community during the Coronavirus in part by releasing a survey. Survey data will be used to increase the city's understanding of business activity as it relates to the virus. Responses are anonymous and the survey takes less than 3 minutes to complete.

To take the survey, click PTC BIZ SURVEY

GEORGIA TECH SCHEDULES GLOBAL LEARNING
Coding classes among offerings at the Curiosity Lab in PTC
If you haven't visited the Georgia Tech professional education website, you are missing out, especially if you are interested in joining the tech world. Georgia Tech offers computer science courses in Peachtree Corners at the Curiosity Lab in Tech Park.

Curiosity Lab is a 5G enabled autonomous vehicle and smart city living laboratory. Facilities include 25,000 square feet of technology incubator space which is a regional affiliate of the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) at Georgia Tech, a 1.5 mile- AV test track, prototype design lab, podcast room, a 50-seat classroom and more. For more information, go to: