Gwinnett County, Georgia
The Gwinnett County government has hired Fourth Economy and its collaborators to bring a fresh perspective to the county’s comprehensive planning processes. Having worked adjacent to the Gwinnett County government in prior work with Artworks Gwinnett, Fourth Economy was excited to have the opportunity to work again in this unique place.
Gwinnett County is seeking to update its unified plan to account for the transformation it has experienced in recent years — unprecedented population growth, rapid diversification, a burgeoning arts and culture scene, and overall becoming a place that provides a high quality of life to those who live and work there. Fourth Economy and our collaborators are tasked with creating a holistic plan that will set the stage for the county’s continued successes and pave the way for innovation and equity, serving as a guiding plan over the next 20 years.
While the project team is examining everything from land use to transportation to water infrastructure and beyond, Fourth Economy’s role is concentrated in Housing and Economic Development, respectively. Although interdisciplinary in nature, understanding existing conditions and future opportunities for these two core elements will be critical to formulating a unified plan that works for the county as a whole and for the distinct neighborhoods and corridors within the county. Through robust data analysis, engagement with decision makers and community members, and synthesis of what is working well in Gwinnett currently, Fourth Economy will create a plan to harness the strengths of Gwinnett County to allow for equitable and sustainable economic development in growth sectors that provide good jobs for residents, provide pathways to those good jobs, ensure that there are sufficient housing choices and availabilities to meet growing community need, and overall continue to enhance the quality of life for current and future Gwinnett residents and businesses.
Gwinnett County, GA