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Gwinnett County, Georgia

Located 24 miles northeast of Atlanta.

Locations and Resources
Manufacturers in Gwinnett County
 Available Industrial Buildings
International Companies
Gwinnett County Information - Georgia.gov
Community Affairs - Gwinnett Snapshot (PDF)
Gwinnett County Labor Profiles (PDF)


  Population
Latest data available  
YearCountyGA (millions)U.S. (millions)
2011824,9419.8311
2010808,2919.7309
2009808,1679.8307

  Per Capita Income
YearCountyGAU.S.
2011$32,861$35,979$41,560
2010$31,816$34,531$39,791
2009$31,593$33,887$38,637

  Education
COMMUNITY SCHOOLS: 132 county public schools with teachers, students in 2011; 49 private schools with students in 2013; 1 city public school with teachers, students in 2009.
HIGHER EDUCATION:
Technical College: Atlanta Technical College at Atlanta (24 miles) with 7,967 students; Gwinnett Technical College at Lawrenceville (local) with 10,684 students.

2-yr: Atlanta Metropolitan State College at Atlanta (24 miles) with 2,871 students.

4-yr: Georgia Institute of Technology at Atlanta (24 miles) with 21,558 students; Georgia State University at Atlanta (24 miles) with 32,087 students.

There are 27 colleges and universities in the Atlanta area with a total enrollment of more than 100,000 students.

  Local Taxes
PROPERTY: Property taxes are determined by tax rates and assessment ratios which vary by location and state. A realistic method to compare property taxes from different locations is to use the ‘effective tax rate’. Effective tax rates combine city, county, school, and state tax rates into one convenient figure – the annual tax for each $1,000 of property at its fair market value. This rate applies to all property – land, buildings, equipment and inventory. Certain property is exempt from local property tax.
Effective Rates:
City   Year   Within City   Outside City
Buford   2009   $10.68   $13.62
Norcross   2009   $16.06   $13.62
SALES: City and county have 2% local sales tax in addition to the 4% state sales tax.

  Incentives/Exemptions
INVENTORY (Freeport): Freeport is the general term used for the exemption of ad valorem tax on inventories as defined by Georgia law. The law offers manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and warehouse operations an attractive inventory tax exemption on three classes of property.
Gwinnett County exempts 100% on all classes of certain business inventory from property taxation.
JOB TAX CREDIT: Tier: 4, Amount: $1,250 as of 2013
Tier refers to the economic well-being of a county. For more information go to http://www.dca.state.ga.us/economic/TaxCredits/programs/taxcredit.asp

JOINT DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY: Yes

  Municipal Services
FIRE PROTECTION: 461 authorized full-time personnel and 18 stations. At least 75% of personnel are EMT's. Fire insurance classification 4 county-wide.
ZONING: County-wide zoning ordinance and subdivision design standards.

  Transportation
COMMERCIAL AIRPORT: Atlanta Airport (24 miles) service by Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air France, AirTran, America West, American, ASA, British Airways, Continental, Comair, Corporate, Delta, Frontier, Hooters, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Midwest, Northwest, South African, United, US Airways. Home of Phoenix Air Group, an international light jet transport service.

GENERAL AVIATION AIRPORT: Atlanta Airport (24 miles) with a 11,889 feet Bituminous runway, aircraft tiedown, airframe & power plant repair, hangar, lighted runway, VOR, ILS, NDB, 24-hour manned control tower; Lawrenceville Airport (local) with a 4,000 feet bituminous runway, aircraft tiedown, airframe & power plant repair, hangar, lighted runway, VOR.
RAIL: CSX piggyback - Atlanta (24 miles); CSX rail - Gwinnett County (local); Norfolk Southern piggyback - Atlanta (24 miles); Norfolk Southern rail - Gwinnett County (local).
WATER:
Navigable River: Chattahoochee River (9 foot channel depth) with public barge dock at Columbus (130 miles).
Seaport: Savannah Seaport (267 miles) with maintained channel depth of 42 feet.

  Utilities
ELECTRICITY: A part of Georgia's modern integrated electrical transmission system, Gwinnett County has excellent ability to supply industrial demands. Compared to 47% for the U.S., coal accounts for 84% of fuel used by the state's power generating plants. This assures long-term continuity.
Gwinnett County is served by Georgia Power and 3 electric membership cooperatives, thus giving electricity users a very competitive market from which to choose. If demand exceeds 900kw, any supplier can step in and offer service.
NATURAL GAS: Majority of county is supplied by Atlanta Gas Light Co. Gas is available in industrial quantities on an interruptible basis. Lawrenceville and Buford have city-owned gas supplies.
WATER: Plant capacity: 100,000,000 gal/day. Consumption: 34,905,000 gal/day average, 66,750,000 gal/day maximum. Storage capacity: 28,500,000 gal. elevated, 8,500,000 gal. ground. Source: Lake Lanier. In addition, the Duluth Plant has 15,000,000 gal/day capacity.
SEWER: Plant Capacity: 47,000,000 gal/day; Advanced wastewater treatment plant.


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