(GWINNETT-METRO ATLANTA) August 23, 2019 – Partnership Gwinnett in conjunction with The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) announced today that Barco, a manufacturer of electronics for business, entertainment, and the medical field, is expanding its operations, investing $5 million and adding 50 new jobs to its existing facility in Gwinnett.
“Our existing industries are a fundamental part of the backbone of our economic success in Georgia,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “Because of our highly-skilled workforce and unmatched universities and technical colleges, our state has become a hub for the tech industry. Barco’s expansion certainly serves as a testament to that success, and we are excited to watch their continued growth in the coming years.”
Headquartered in Belgium, Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Barco is focused on three core markets: enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room) and entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). The company’s American headquarters is located in Gwinnett within the Sugarloaf Community Improvement District (CID), and they have additional facilities across the region.
“After a period of thorough research, we chose Atlanta to be our headquarters for the Americas. The combination of infrastructure, qualified labor and business environment makes Atlanta a unique place to run our operations,” said Ney Corsino, president of Barco Americas. “Besides being close to our markets, this consolidation allows us to achieve higher levels of synergy towards customer satisfaction.”
This investment by Barco is meant to upgrade its work space, attract new talent and extend service capabilities to its facility in Gwinnett. The company will add 50 new jobs to their current workforce of 140 at the location.
“Gwinnett’s diverse economy continues to be a draw for international leaders like Barco,” said Gwinnett County Commission Chair Charlotte Nash. “We are always happy to see an existing company expanding and reinvesting in Gwinnett. It’s a true testament to the strength of our business community.”
“We are proud that Barco chose to expand in the Sugarloaf CID,” said Sugarloaf CID Executive Director Alyssa Davis. “The great assets in our community and new development underway are creating the live, work, play environment that cutting-edge companies like Barco are looking for.”
Project Manager Megan Elwood represented Partnership Gwinnett in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) and the Metro Atlanta Chamber. A ribbon cutting for the expansion took place on August 22, 2019; photography is available upon request.
“We are excited to see Barco reinvest in Gwinnett and the Sugarloaf CID,” said Partnership Gwinnett Project Manager Megan Elwood. “Gwinnett provides the talent and access that international businesses demand and companies, like Barco, are thriving here.”
For more information, or to learn how to get involved in local economic development efforts, please visitwww.partnershipgwinnett.com.
Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image, we develop visualization and collaboration solutions to help you work together, share insights and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room) and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). In 2018, we realized sales of 1.028 billion euro. We have a global team of 3,600 employees, whose passion for technology is captured in 400 granted patents. Learn more at www.barco.com.
About Partnership Gwinnett
Partnership Gwinnett is a public-private initiative dedicated to bringing new jobs and capital investment to Gwinnett County, Georgia. Since 2006, Partnership Gwinnett has worked with its local partners to attract and retain jobs, cultivate capital investment, support educational institutions, foster workforce development and contribute to the exceptional quality of life found in Gwinnett. Fueled by the support of over one hundred companies, municipalities, Gwinnett County, K-12 and higher education systems, the mission of Partnership Gwinnett is to strengthen the community’s diverse economy to compete in the global marketplace and position Gwinnett as the premiere place to live, work and play.
From left to right: William De Baets, Belgium Consul General, Lindsay Martin, Director – Existing Industry & Regional Recruitment, Georgia Department of Economic Development, Charlotte Nash, Gwinnett County Commission Chair, Ney Corsino, SVP – Americas, President/CEO Barco Inc, Hala Moddelmog, President & CEO at Metro Atlanta Chamber, Andrew Carnes, Vice President of Economic Development at Partnership Gwinnett. Contributed photo