A large group of Gwinnett government officials, business, civic and chamber leaders are in Raliegh/Durham, North Carolina today to meet with their counterparts from the Research Triangle area. The purpose of the trip is to discuss the successful ideas and development activities used to expand that region's economic growth in areas of business, education, transportation and revitalization. The team of 56 Gwinnett leaders will tour various facilities and meet with leaders from the Wake County area in North Carolina in hopes of bringing back helpful information to support Gwinnett's pursuit to become a major part the "Innovation Crescent" between Atlanta and Athens.
Similar trips were completed in 2006 to Fairfax County, VA and in 2007 to the Dallas suburb area of Collin County, TX. The Research Triangle region of North Carolina was selected because Wake County, NC has many socio-economic similarities to Gwinnett as well as a successful track record in achieving some of the same goals being pursued here in Gwinnett county. These Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce Strategic Leadership Visits are intended foster a spirit of cooperation and provide local business and civic leaders with inspiration for local projects which promote growth and innovation. The trips to Virginia and Texas are credited with helping to launch the Partnership Gwinnett economic-development movement driven by the chamber as well as the push to bring minor league baseball into the county.
The primary benefit to businesses and the citizens of Gwinnett county is a greatly expanded view of the possibilities and probable stumbling blocks to be avoided as we move toward intelligent, controlled growth throughout the county.
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