Wednesday October 7th, 2015 6:14AM

Company plans call center for Gwinnett Co.

By Staff
DULUTH - A new call center in the Gwinnett Place area could generate hundreds of jobs specifically for veterans.

VetConnexx is working with the Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development team to establish the call center in the Greater Gwinnett Place Opportunity Zone, the county's newest incentive zone in the Gwinnett Place area.

The facility will open at 3100 Breckenridge Blvd., Suite 200 in a 30,987-square-foot facility designed for 300 agents and equipped to house more than 500 people. VetConnexx specializes in providing customer service for Fortune 500 companies, while also providing veterans and their immediate families with post-deployment jobs.

"Creative companies such as VetConnexx lay the foundation for tomorrow's IT infrastructure," said Chris Carr, commissioner at Georgia Department of Economic Development. 

"VetConnexx shares the state's same commitment to providing jobs for Georgians, especially for those who have served our country, and Georgia's skilled workforce and business-friendly climate will only help this company grow."

Designed to foster job growth and revitalization, Opportunity Zones (OZs) are intended to assist areas with a strong economic base, yet in need of redevelopment, by providing tax incentives to generate the creation of new jobs. An Opportunity Zone allows businesses located within its boundaries to enjoy the waiver and abatement or exemption of certain taxes, while promoting additional investment into the community.

"Since receiving designation in late 2012, the Greater Gwinnett Place Opportunity Zone has proven to be an effective tool for bringing and growing new business in the County," said Joe Allen, Executive Director of the Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District. "We are looking forward to having VetConnexx join our business community and to supporting its development moving forward."

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