Representatives from Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development will lead a delegation of Gwinnett public and private leaders on a twelve-day business trip to China and Korea, beginning Aug. 21 through Sept. 1. Four companies will announce new operations or the opening of North American headquarters in Gwinnett during the trip.
Delegates will meet with prominent members of government and corporate communities to explore business opportunities and leverage their representative presence in the region, as well as raise awareness of Georgia and Gwinnett as a key location for investment from Asia.
"We are committed to increasing Gwinnett's expansion into international markets and promoting the County as a prime destination for companies worldwide," said Gwinnett County Commissioner Jace Brooks. "We celebrate the success that global companies find in our community and look forward to future growth."
The trip will be a multi-industry mission with visits between China and Korea to the following cities: Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Fuzhou, Nanjing, Wuxi, Taizhou, Shanghai, Ningbo, Gangnam-gu and Seoul.
"Asia represents the world's fastest-growing, large economy and a significant growth market for the state of Georgia," stated Nick Masino, Senior Vice President of Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development. "China and Korea are large export destinations for Gwinnett businesses, so our focus is on developing relationships to facilitate greater foreign direct investment, as well as trade and export opportunities for Gwinnett, Georgia and the United States."
The Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development-led delegation includes Gwinnett County Board of Commissioner Jace Brooks, Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson, Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development Sr. Vice President Nick Masino, and Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development Director of Economic Development, Andrew Carnes.
"This is a great opportunity for us to reach out to businesses, explore their growth plans and market Gwinnett as an ideal location for global businesses looking to expand," said Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson.
This business mission is the fifteenth to Asia led by Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development. Gwinnett is home to more than 600 international companies.
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