NORCROSS (GWINNETT COUNTY), GA -(March 26, 2020)–During these unprecedented and uncertain times, the City of Norcross’ Economic Development Department has been monitoring the impacts of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic. Due to these circumstances, a large part of the department’s focus has shifted to minimizing any negative outcomes while also preparing for the recovery aftermath.
In order to provide clear, comprehensive communication, the Economic Development Department has created a centralized online hub for businesses, workers and stakeholders to find important resources and information during this difficult time. The site will provide updates on the rapidly evolving ordinance, regulation and policy requirements. Business owners, workers and residents will also find the site useful for locating financial assistance in the form of grants, loans, unemployment insurance, charitable organizations and more.
The department acknowledges that this public health crisis and the temporary federal, state and local policies and regulations enacted will have negative consequences on the local economy. In order to mitigate and recover from these changes, the department is taking action through adopting a four point-goal:
- Share resources with affected businesses and workers
- Economic and community planning and capacity building
- Recommend policy and programming changes to local policymakers that will benefit recovery efforts
- Business engagement and communications
This Response and Recovery Website will detail these actions as well as plans the department is making to help ensure a swift economic recovery. To learn more, please visit CORONAVIRUSRECOVERY.NORCROSSED.COM
About the City Of Norcross
Incorporated in 1870, the city of Norcross has been very busy securing a solid standing as both an eco-conscious community and world-class art district in the nearly century and a half since. Voted Gwinnett County’s “Best Arts & Cultural Scene” by Gwinnett Magazine, Norcross has become well known for its unconventional public arts projects. Norcross was recognized by the Atlanta Regional Commission as one of only three Platinum-Certified Green Communities in the region and was named a “Best Green Government” by Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful and “Tree City USA” by The Arbor Day Foundation. The Sustainable Norcross Commission has earned regional applause for its efforts to spearhead the City’s local pro-environment practices. The city’s famed tree canopy, 13 parks and more than 31 acres of beautifully maintained public green space serve as popular gathering spaces for residents and visitors alike. A jam-packed calendar of events and eclectic collection of shops and restaurants serve to keep the historic downtown area bustling year-round. Creative souls from all walks of life are encouraged to “come unwind” and enjoy the positive energy that earns Norcross its reputation as “a place to imagine.”
Economic Development Director, City of Norcross firstname.lastname@example.org
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