Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development to Lead Asian Business Mission Trip
Four Asian Companies to Announce New Operations or North American HQs in the Gwinnett
(GWINNETT- METRO ATLANTA) August 20, 2015 – Representatives from Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development will lead a delegation of Gwinnett public and private leaders on a twelve-day business mission trip to China and Korea, beginning August 21 through September 1, 2015. Four companies will announce new operations or the opening of North American headquarters in Gwinnett County, Metro Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Delegates will meet with prominent members of government and corporate communities to explore business opportunities and leverage their representative presence in the region, as well as raise awareness of Georgia and Gwinnett County as a key location for investment from Asia.
“We are committed to increasing Gwinnett’s expansion into international markets and promoting the County as a prime destination for companies worldwide,” said Gwinnett County Commissioner Jace Brooks. “We celebrate the success that global companies find in our community and look forward to future growth.”
The trip will be a multi-industry mission with visits between China and Korea to the following cities: Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Fuzhou, Nanjing, Wuxi, Taizhou, Shanghai, Ningbo, Gangnam-gu and Seoul.
“Asia represents the world’s fastest-growing, large economy and a significant growth market for the state of Georgia,” stated Nick Masino, Senior Vice President of Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development. “China and Korea are large export destinations for Gwinnett businesses, so our focus is on developing relationships to facilitate greater foreign direct investment, as well as trade and export opportunities for Gwinnett, Georgia and the United States.”
The Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development-led delegation includes Jace Brooks (Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners), Bucky Johnson (Mayor, City of Norcross), Nick Masino (Sr. Vice President, Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development), and Andrew Carnes (Director of Economic Development, Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development).
“This is a great opportunity for us to reach out to businesses, explore their growth plans and market Gwinnett as an ideal location for global businesses looking to expand,” said Mayor Bucky Johnson, City of Norcross.
This mission is the fifteen to Asia led by Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development. Gwinnett is home to more than 600 international companies.
For more information, or to learn how to get involved in local economic development efforts, please visit www.gwinnetteconomicdevelopment.com.