Downtown Lawrenceville coworking space caters to area’s entrepreneurs and small business owners

(GWINNETT- METRO ATLANTA) April 16, 2013- Joined today by Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development, the City of Lawrenceville, and a host of community and business leaders, NovoLogic, Inc. celebrated the opening of its new Gwinnett location and collaborative meeting space, Cornerstone at NovoLogic, with a ribbon cutting and open house event. The technology company’s downtown Lawrenceville location is anticipated to create between five and ten jobs and bring $600,000 of capital investment into the community. Since relocating, NovoLogic has expanded the space by 10,000 square feet to incorporate the coworking branch of its business.

“This new space will provide the opportunity for NovoLogic to expand, and for entrepreneurs to gain access to the relationships, opportunities, and resources vital to their success,” commented Burke Allen, CEO and Founder of NovoLogic, Inc. “We are excited to be located in Gwinnett County and the heart of the City of Lawrenceville—a vibrant location to launch a new phase of our business and reach new markets.”

A growing trend nationwide, coworking allows individuals and small teams to work in an open, collaborative space, while providing an alternative to teleworking or leasing an office. Located at 279 W. Crogan Street in historic downtown Lawrenceville, Cornerstone is also designed to act as a platform for networking with other local business owners. With more than 1,000 coworking locations worldwide, Gwinnett boasts four locations in the Duluth, Lawrenceville, and Norcross areas.

Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash, stated, “We are pleased to welcome Cornerstone at NovoLogic to Gwinnett County and consider them a valuable addition to our community. This coworking space will enable startups and entrepreneurs to gain a competitive edge in a community that supports and promotes opportunities for small businesses.”

NovoLogic, the “anchor tenant” in the Cornerstone at NovoLogic space, has been helping clients leverage innovative and emerging technologies in order to enhance their communications, training, and overall employee engagement. In business for more than 13 years, NovoLogic has partnered with some of the largest and most forward-thinking organizations in today’s marketplace.

“We welcome Cornerstone at NovoLogic into our community and celebrate its location as a platform for businesses to grow in a supportive environment,” stated City of Lawrenceville Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson. “This opening demonstrates the importance of new businesses as innovators and job creators. We look forward to seeing them flourish in Lawrenceville.”

Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development supports a network of services and resources for the area’s entrepreneurs and small businesses. Most recently, its entrepreneurship activities were recognized by the International Economic Development Council with a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for communities with populations greater than 500,000 (largest communities).

“Coworking has become a vital part of the entrepreneur ecosystem in any community, offering flexible and convenient work space amongst a community of professionals from a variety of industries,” stated Mark Farmer, Director of Entrepreneurship for Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development and Partnership Gwinnett. “We’re fortunate to have the Cornerstone team in Gwinnett, and I anticipate collaborating with them in the future.”

Membership for Cornerstone clients provides access to high-tech meeting spaces, free technical support, and a café area conveniently serves Northeast Atlanta and Gwinnett County.

To learn more about Cornerstone at NovoLogic, please visit www.cornerstone-novologic.com.

For more information, or to learn how to get involved in local economic development efforts, please visit www.gwinnetteconomicdevelopment.com.