A major prepaid product and transaction services company plans to create 120 new jobs in Peachtree Corners and Suwanee as part of a $20 million expansion in the area.
The Gwinnett Chamber’s Economic Development team announced the local jobs numbers in partnership with InComm, the mayors of Peachtree Corners and Suwanee, commission Chairwoman Charlotte Nash and the Georgia Department of Economic Development.
The new jobs are expected to mostly be in the information technology field.
“This announcement is yet another excellent example of our strong IT industry that continues to make a significant economic impact on our community,” Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development Director Andrew Carnes said in a statement.
“Companies such as InComm continue to look to Gwinnett County as a prime location to better reach national markets and grow their business.”
The news comes a month after state and company officials initially announced plans to expand in the area and open a new facility in Suwanee. The company plans to add a total of 275 jobs across metro Atlanta by the end of the year, but the amount of jobs specifically coming to Gwinnett was not released until this week.
“The state of Georgia and several local governments have demonstrated their commitment to keeping us here by creating a favorable economic environment for us to develop talent through our innovative internship program and university partnerships with Georgia Tech, Georgia State, University of Georgia and Kennesaw State,” InComm Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer Scott Meyerhoff said last month in a statement.
The new employees will join a team of about 1,800 InComm employees, nearly half of whom are in Georgia. InComm’s services range from gift cards, prepaid wireless products, reloadable debit cards and digital music downloads, and it boasts a client base that includes well known brands such as Apple and Best Buy.
Local officials praised the 23-year old company’s growth, with Nash calling it a “valuable asset” to the county. Meanwhile, Peachtree Corners Mayor Mike Mason and Suwanee Mayor Jimmy Burnette each said the announcement was a sign of the the county’s economic strength.
“It’s another example of community attracting diverse companies from around the country as a place where they can invest and grow,” Burnette said.
Mason added, “The news reconfirms that our city continues to develop as a regional job hub in the metro area.”