DULUTH, Ga. -- Gwinnett County will soon be home to another tech company.
ThredUP is moving to warehouse on Breckenridge Boulevard, and it’s expected most of its workforce will come from right in the area.
The online company sells like-new women's and children's clothing, and it claims moving into the new space will allow the company to provide faster shipping and better inventory.
Andrew Carnes, the director of Gwinnett Economic Development, said it’s just the latest announcement of companies choosing Metro Atlanta over neighboring states.
“It’s extremely exciting,” Carnes told 11Alive’s Duffie Dixon. “Our targeted industries are I.T. solutions, health care science, regional and corporate headquarters and manufacturing and supply chain.”
ThredUP isn’t the only new business coming to Duluth. Kaiser Permanente is putting in a call center inside a space that's more than 190,000 square feet and will eventually employ 820 people.
In Norcorss, Comcast brought in 250 jobs, and Level Three, a telecom company, brought about 350 jobs. Finally, solar panel manufacturer Suniva has a $96 million capital investment and will employ 500 workers.
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Carnes says the county is the perfect place for all these new companies, especially with all the students graduating right now.
“Having the top school district in the southeast and being ranked in the top in the nation is key for our success here in Gwinnett County,” he said.
Experts expect the growth to continue. Statistics show from 2015 to right now, 26 businesses have moved or expanded in Gwinnett County, and more similar announcements are expected in the near future.