The Strategic Leadership Visit allows Gwinnett community and business leaders to meet with their peers in like-minded communities across the country to learn best practices in the areas of the arts, tourism, education, economic development, transportation and redevelopment.
The purpose of the Gwinnett Chamber’s Strategic Leadership Visit is to take a select group of both Gwinnett’s and the region’s leaders in government, business and education to other metro counties and regions to explore innovative ideas and programs which have helped to build partnerships to impact positive community change. This also fulfills an important ongoing objective of the community’s Partnership Gwinnett long-term economic and community development strategy. Previous visits to Nashville, Miami and Boston have exposed participants to a wide range of ideas and practices for economic and community development. Equally important, the visits have created new networks among business and civic leaders in Gwinnett and metro Atlanta – connections vital for implementing lessons learned upon return to Georgia.
The invitation-only delegation is limited to 70, and the Chamber tries to limit the delegation to 1/3 elected and top government officials; 1/3 top business leaders; and 1/3 community partners, including the Atlanta Regional Commission, Community Improvement Districts, Convention & Visitors Bureaus and more.