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March 04, 2022

Congresswoman Bourdeaux Hosts Economic Development Town Hall In South Gwinnett

WASHINGTON, DC Today, United States Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) held an Economic Town Hall at New Mercies Christian Church Campus to discuss economic development opportunities for cities in South Gwinnett County, including Lilburn, Snellville, and Norcross. 

“As a member of the Committee on Small Business and the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, I am constantly thinking about how to support entrepreneurs and the workforce in our community as well as ensure that our transit and infrastructure plans foster economic growth in Gwinnett. Today’s Town Hall was an opportunity to hear directly from residents on what they want to see in their community and what services and resources exist to help reach these goals,” said Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux

After hearing concerns from numerous constituents about the status of development in South Gwinnett, Congresswoman Bourdeaux brought together local elected officials and Community Improvement Districts (CIDs) leaders to present their plans to serve South Gwinnett County. Attending constituents learned what they can expect in terms of equitable business development, job creation, and infrastructure in the area. 

Congresswoman Bourdeaux was joined by Gwinnett County Commissioners Jasper Watkins and Ben Ku, Gwinnett County Economic Development Manager Mark Farmer, Gwinnett Community Improvement District (CID) leaders Jim Brooks, Joe Allen, Emory Morsberger, Tad Leithead, and Alyssa Davis, and Pastor Jesse Curney and Lawrence Williams Jr from New Mercies Christian Church.


Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux lives with her family in Suwanee, Georgia, and represents Georgia’s 7th Congressional District in the 117th Congress. Carolyn is a strong advocate for affordable health care, and economic recovery that puts workers and small businesses first, and investing in her district’s world-class public education system and transportation infrastructure. 

Georgia’s fast-changing 7th Congressional District includes portions of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan area, including portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties and cities Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Sugar Hill, Norcross, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Snellville, Lilburn, Suwanee, Grayson, and Buford