According to Norcross Economic Development Coordinator, Tara Smith, there are over 88 biomedical and life science-related businesses in the Norcross area. These firms have some of the city’s highest paying positions with an average pay of $74,000.
Norcross has wrapped the trees on the center crosswalk of South Peachtree Street in purple lights, as well as installed purple uplighting on their Champion American Elm tree in Betty Mauldin Park.
LiveNorcross aims to create a more inclusive, welcoming and prosperous community for all Norcross residents.
Zodiac Data Systems (Safran Aerosystems), a provider of testing instrumentation, telemetry and space communications, will relocate and expand to 3005 Business Park Drive in Norcross. The company will be adding 6 new jobs bringing the total employment at this location to 25 to 31 employees.
This is the same millage rate the city has held since 2015. Due to increased real estate values, property owners will see a small increase in their property taxes.
Norcross is planning to get a head start on the official start of summer with a block party this week.
The majority of these residents have jobs but are struggling financially and can’t afford the upfront financial obligations to move into a rental unit. Sixty-nine percent have one or two full-time jobs.
“Hiring the goats has certainly been one of our best ideas,” Assistant City Manager Mary Beth Bender said in a statement. “Not only has it saved money on labor and proved to have terrific results in preparing the property for construction, but, unexpectedly, it has been wonderful PR as well!”
The Norcross City Council wants to make certain every city resident is counted in the 2020 census next year. The nine-member committee will consist of community volunteers selected by the mayor and council.
The UDO will also reflect best practices in development and encourage sustainability. By bringing them together, the city will eliminate inconsistencies in the code and streamline the development approvals process by using a single, clear set of required permits, processes, language, and definition.