The city of Norcross has approved $22,000 in tourism funds to purchase an electric trolley for downtown events.
Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE) recently awarded the Partner of the Year Award to Norcross in recognition of the city’s “high level of promotion of entrepreneurship, provision of resources, and community development.”
Norcross recently introduced William Corbin as the city’s new Economic Development Director. Among his responsibilities, Corbin will work to increase economic growth particularly in key industries and provide employers with access to talent pools.
The city of Norcross will provide $25,000 to start a program aimed at helping families get out of local extended stay motels and find more stable housing.
The Norcross Department of Economic Development has hired Taproot, a placemaking consulting firm that specializes in food-oriented economic development, to conduct a feasibility study in the city to determine the type of local food-enterprise the city could support.
In a unique partnership, Social Fox Brewing will work with nearby restaurants to complement their beverage options and in turn allow brewery patrons to order in food.
Norcross residents will vote Nov. 5 to either re-elect incumbent Mayor Craig Newton or challenger and current council member Chuck Paul as the city’s next mayor.
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.