Right to left: Council for Quality Growth President & CEO Michael Paris,
Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce Chairman Dr. Dan Kaufman,
Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash,
U.S. Representative Rob Woodall
This week, the Council for Quality Growth partnered with the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce to co-host more than 620 guests at the 2015 Gwinnett State of the County Address featuring Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash.
Chairman Nash began her speech by highlighting what she regards as some of Gwinnett County’s greatest achievements. Among these achievements, Chairman Nash recognized Gwinnett’s ability to maintain its Triple Triple-A credit rating through the recession, the county’s nationally ranked high schools, libraries and parks, the many institutions for higher education and top ranked hospitals located in the county, and the award-winning theaters and two professional sports teams that call Gwinnett County their home.
“There’s truly something for everyone here,” Chairman Nash said.
Chairman Nash went on to discuss the county’s thriving economy, noting that Gwinnett County was now home to more businesses and jobs than ever before. Chairman Nash celebrated Comcast’s newly announced decision to expand its regional headquarters in Gwinnett, citing this as an indicator of economic success for the county. Chairman Nash said she expects the county to continue to support existing businesses while aiming to attract more businesses from around the country and the world.
Chairman Nash concluded her speech by outlining plans for the county’s infrastructure development. She announced the county would spend $50 million on transportation improvements, including bridge replacement, road widening, and school safety projects. Earlier this year, the county announced the first change to its Comprehensive Transportation Plan since 2008, which will focus on Gwinnett’s transportation needs for the next 25 years.
“With Gwinnett’s positive attributes– a strategic location, work-class infrastructure, amazing schools, outstanding quality of life, economic and cultural diversity, and smart, hardworking people — I expect to win overall,” Chairman Nash concluded.