Small But Mighty: Study Reveals Outsized Economic Impact Of Gwinnett Place Area

The Gwinnett Place area, a 2,000-acre region in suburban Atlanta, might have a zombie mall near its center, but the busy area immediately surrounding the mall is hardly a ghost town.
A recent economic impact study revealed the small region is an important contributor to Gwinnett County and the state of Georgia’s economies, even though most retail spaces at the old Gwinnett Place Mall are vacant. Joe Allen, executive director of the Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District, said that is because the area is home to many other thriving retail, office, hospitality and other businesses that serve the nearly 1 million people who call…