Gwinnett County is going global. Nearly 600 international businesses call Gwinnett home, drawn by its proximity to Atlanta's airport (the busiest in the world). Companies from Japan, Korea, China and Germany all have a strong presence here.
Mitsubishi Electric is expanding its operations there, going from three smaller buildings into one 550,000-sq.-ft. facility. As part of the move, the company expects to add 100 warehouse and engineering employees to its current 300.
Domestic firms are in growth mode too. Primerica just opened the doors of its new Duluth headquarters to 1,600 employees, and has space for 200 more. Like donuts? National DCP, the sourcing, purchasing and distribution partner for Dunkin' Donuts, will open a corporate office there in August, bringing 125 full-time administrative positions with it.Subscribe to Money Magazine
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