We are a unique city with a unique story. As Gwinnett County's second oldest city, we began as a small summer resort destination for Atlantans. Today, Norcross has transformed into an economic engine for the region and across the globe. Our location and quick access make us attractive to domestic and international companies, workers, and residents alike. Our pro-business environment allows businesses to keep costs down in order to invest more in the company, and therefore, into our community. Also, we offer a supportive and welcoming environment for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Take a glimpse into our city to see why businesses chose Norcross.
Bordering Dekalb County and less than 30 minutes from Atlanta, Norcross is an ideal location for businesses that need a location with quick access to highways, transit, and airports. Whether you are looking for easy access for employees to come and go from work or ways to streamline freight mobility, Norcross has various routes and transportation options to navigate throughout the region.
Regional Employment Center
In recent years, job growth in Norcross has outpaced Gwinnett County, the Atlanta Metro, Georgia, and the US. As one of the region's largest employers centers, employers in Norcross draw from an enormous labor shed with access to over 2.3 million potential employees spread across the Atlanta Metro. Thousands of workers from the across the region commute to Norcross on a daily basis for employment. With competitive wages, and large employers such as FedEX and Hyundai Construction Equipment USA, we are a key employment center for Gwinnett County and the metro region.
Metro Atlanta is the freight hub of the Southeast and Norcross plays a critical role in regional logistics. We are one of seven major freight clusters in the metro area with 25% of our workforce involved in warehouse, distribution, manufacturing, and transportation industries. Norcross has a highly competitive geographic position for logistics and distribution with convenient access to numerous interstate highways, air transit, and seaports–in addition to close proximity to the Atlanta Central Business District.
Norcross was recognized by TIME Magazine as #14 of 100 Most Genius Places in America based on the number of patents issued over the past 40 years. In 2015 alone, residents of Norcross generated 80 new patents per 10,000 residents–nearly twenty times the national rate. These patents were spread across a diverse range of sectors–from telecom to biomedical. In 2018, Norcross was selected as a collaborator with Gwinnett County to develop a Connected Vehicle Technology Master Plan for Georgia Tech's inaugural Smart Communities Challenge.
International Business Gateway
Norcross is home to one of the largest international business communities in the metro Atlanta area. As one of the most diverse cities in Gwinnett County, we are located in Georgia's Foreign Trade Zone #26. The number of international companies in our city is growing allowing us to increase our global presence, networks, and international trade. As a gateway city, international companies find our business climate, market position, and access to multi-lingual workers, an ideal location for US subsidiaries and headquarters to compete on a global scale.