Randy Dellinger, Jackson EMC district manager and chairman of both the Partnership Gwinnett and capital campaigns, recently announced that through the collaborative efforts of business and community leaders, Partnership Gwinnett has already secured an impressive 58% of their $900,000 annual goal.
“As the public phase of the campaign is launched, we’re grateful for the support of our investors and look forward to new investors joining us,” says Dellinger. Since the initiative officially started in 2007, Dellinger has played an active role, serving on the steering, implementation and executive committees.
When the economy started failing, Jackson EMC, along with a handful of Gwinnett County community leaders decided a more proactive approach was needed for the economic development of the county. “This economic and community development initiative is important to Jackson EMC because these two functions are in our DNA,” Dellinger said. “They’re two of the many reasons we exist. If the communities we serve prosper, we all do! It’s a worthy and important venture that provides a strong return on our investment.”
Nick Masino, senior vice president for Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development & Partnership Gwinnett said, “With the support of partners like Jackson EMC, Partnership Gwinnett has produced tremendous results for businesses operating in Gwinnett, maintaining our reputation as one of the best places in the Southeast and nation to live and do business.”
Partnership Gwinnett is Gwinnett’s economic and community development initiative. A public-private partnership, the initiative targets the retention and expansion of existing county businesses and the development of new businesses. The goal is to promote economic wealth and diversification, increase education and workforce excellence, improve quality of life and heighten visibility through marketing and outreach programs for the entire Gwinnett community. For more information on Partnership Gwinnett, visit www.partnershipgwinnett.com.