LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Governor Brian P. Kemp this announced this week that Sonic Automotive, Inc., a Fortune 500 Company and one of the largest retailers of new and pre-owned vehicles in the United States, will locate a dealership and regional headquarters for EchoPark Automotive in the Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District. 

“We are excited to welcome Sonic Automotive, Inc. as they locate their regional headquarters to Gwinnett County,” said Governor Kemp. “Our readily available talent and expansive logistics network will serve Sonic Automotive well as they locate in Duluth. The quality, well-paying jobs they will create will generate new opportunities for hardworking Georgians in the region, and I am grateful for Sonic Automotive’s investment in Georgia.”

Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Sonic Automotive, Inc. operates more than 100 dealerships across 12 states in the U.S. EchoPark Automotive currently has nine locations across the U.S.

According to officials, the move will create 130 new jobs to the area. The new facility in Gwinnett will serve as a regional headquarters, showroom, and Customer Experience Center for the company’s EchoPark brand.

“Our facility development team will transform the existing building into a space that empowers guests to shop the way they want and at their desired pace,” Smith continued. “Rather than tearing down the existing building, our team will bring this facility back to life.”

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