Scott Norwood of Social Fox Brewing contacted the Norcross economic development site selection team and was pleased to receive help within 24 hours. He felt the services were “absolutely fantastic.” Within a week, he was presented with several promising locations vetted directly by the department. Norwood says that he is especially grateful to the Norcross team for proactively presenting information, such as local ordinances, which saved his company significant time and money. In less than 3 months, he was able to successfully sign the lease and site modifications are now underway. As a result, the new Social Fox Brewery location is expected to open for business by January 2020.
In today’s complicated and ever-changing business market, companies wishing to build strong foundations or successfully expand need a large amount of accurate information and analysis in order to make informed decisions. In Norcross, there are a plethora of locations and unique tax advantages to help businesses affordably build strong roots where the average annual household income is growing at a rate of almost 28% higher than the national average. To help firms take advantage of this vibrant economic environment, the Norcross Department of Economic Development provides precisely tailored site selection services. These services include research and data, real estate, talent and workforce, regulatory facilitation, and “soft landing” support.
The research and data services provided by the department help organizations narrow down the search to the most advantageous projects and location(s). This is done in part through a detailed explanation of the characteristics of the land and existing facilities, utility access, zoning restrictions, and advantages or shortcomings for all relevant sites. The department can also provide market, economic impact, and labor analysis. Real estate assistance includes a complete list of available sites with their benefits and draw-backs. The department will also provide site and building evaluations as well as broker facilitation as needed.
Norcross’ workforce services are exhaustive and innovative. In order to assist companies in matching with the right talent, the department partners with several organizations to provide successful job-seeker screening and recruiting, on the job the training, and even youth employment. The workforce services are customizable to meet the needs of a particular firm.
Overcoming all of the regulatory concerns can be a daunting task for organizations of all sizes when expanding or moving to a new location. In order to ease these burdens and encourage growth, Norcross’ Economic Development Department assists in the process of obtaining permits, approvals, and all other regulatory steps needed for a smooth business operation. The department acts as a liaison between all parties, such as corporations, communities, and regulatory agencies in order to encourage timely success.
“Soft landing” support means Norcross will help arriving businesses have a smooth transition and integration into the community. This is done, for example, through proactive networking or assistance in finding the best housing. Additionally, since Norcross has a strong connection to the international community, the Norcross development team will help connect global businesses with government entities for business support and access to quality and competitive workforce.
If you are in interested in learning more about how Norcross Economic Department Site Selector services can help you, contact us through the website, by phone at 678.421.2023, or stop by in person.
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