TSCID December 2020 Newsletter

Tucker Summit CID December 2020 Newsletter

Tucker Summit CID December 2020 Newsletter

From the Desk of TSCID President Emory Morsberger

TSCID President Emory Morsberger
I know you’ve heard it before, but 2020 has been a challenging year to say the least. No one could have predicted that a novel virus would have such an impact on our health and economy. With that said, I am so proud of our incredible district and how we have come together and persevered through this difficult period of time – with some businesses thriving more than ever before.

It is thanks to our dedicated members and business owners like Air Filters Sales & Service, Prime Meats, House of Cheatham, Thermopac, Corbion and Tucker Brewing Company, to name a few, that have managed to not only adapt, but also grow and expand during this pandemic. It is my goal to attract more incredible businesses like these to our district in 2021.

With the upcoming improvements from the Freight Cluster Plan, film productions resuming, a possible State Opportunity Zone designation and construction for Hugh Howell Marketplace underway, I believe the TSCID will reach new heights.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

TSCID Welcomes New DeKalb County District 1, Commissioner Robert Patrick

DeKalb County Commissioner Robert Patrick
Former Doraville City Council member Robert Patrick won the election for DeKalb County District 1 Commissioner, unseating the incumbent Nancy Jester with 57.2% of the votes.

Commissioner-elect Patrick campaigned with a pledge to be fiscally responsible with tax dollars and supports better pay, equipment and training for the police department.

“2020 has been a unique year for most of us. On the behalf of myself and family, we wish everyone a Happy Holiday season, along with good health and prosperity in the New Year,” stated Commissioner-elect Robert Patrick. “I look forward to working with all of our residents and businesses as we build a brighter future.”

TSCID thanks Nancy Jester for her service and looks forward to working with Commissioner-elect Patrick to continue to attract new businesses with good-paying jobs to positively impact our district’s economic growth!

Logistics Report: Container Shortage Impact on U.S. Exporters

Container Shortage
PHOTO: MARIO TAMA/GETTY IMAGES
A crush of imports has triggered bottlenecks for exporters at the largest gateways in the country. As a result, U.S. exporters are struggling to locate the boxes needed at distributions points in the middle of the country due to shipping containers returning to Asia empty instead of being loaded with U.S. exports.

The Federal Maritime Commission plans to investigate shipping companies to determine if they are impeding American farmers’ abilities to reach foreign markets by holding back empty containers needed for product exports.

Learn more in the Wall Street Journal’s Logistics Report.

Tucker Brewing Company’s Winterfest, Coat Drive and Christmas Meals To Go

Tucker Brewing Company’s inaugural Winterfest will come to a close this weekend, December 12 and 13. Get your socially distant holiday shopping in at the brewery’s outdoor, holiday market featuring local artists and vendors. Be sure to bring a brand new coat for the Idlewood Elementary Coat Drive!

If you enjoyed Tucker Brewing’s Thanksgiving dinner to go, you’re going to love Christmas dinners to go, including braised short ribs, cornbread stuffing smores pie and more! Get your orders in by December 16 for Executive Chef Nicole Fey’s custom-crafted main dishes, sides, desserts and more for you to order, pick up and enjoy with your family!

Choose your favorite dishes from the menu and order your Christmas feast while available!

DeKalb County Workers May Be Eligible for $1,500 Grant

DeKalb County leaders have approved a one-time payment of $1,500 to aid eligible workers displaced due to COVID-19 through the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act program.
Payments may go out as early as Friday, December 11. Learn more about the program here or contact Chanell Davis at dwprogram@dekalbcountyga.gov.

TSCID Economic Development Brochure is Now Available

Tucker Summit CID’s Economic Development brochure is now available on the TSCID website. The brochure has the latest information highlighting the district’s available amenities, assets, infrastructure and improvement plans.
TSCID is the ideal location for:
Specialized Manufacturing
  • Clean tech
  • Food packaging and processing
  • Precision instruments
  • Additive manufacturing
Business Services and Support
  • Regional offices
  • Information technology
  • Customer care
Biomedical and Health/Life Sciences
  • Health informatics
  • Genetics labs
  • Food safety testing labs
  • Medicinal suppliers
Wholesale, Distribution and Warehousing
  • Regional suppliers
  • Logistics and supply chain
Be sure to review the district’s attributes and future plans here.

TSCID Project Updates

Hugh Howell Marketplace 1 Hugh Howell Marketplace 2
Hugh Howell Marketplace
Once completed, the Hugh Howell Marketplace, located in the heart of TSCID at Hugh Howell Road and Mountain Industrial Boulevard, will be an 89,150-square foot shopping center anchored by Publix with national, regional and local restaurants and retailers.
Construction for Hugh Howell Marketplace broke ground on November 5, photos from the ceremony can be viewed here.
Leasing inquiries can be sent to Robert Krumholz at rkrumholz@branchprop.com.
Popeye's Construction 2 Popeye's Construction 1 Popeye's Construction 3
Popeye’s at Greer Circle and Mountain Industrial Boulevard
Soon, Tucker residents and commuters will be able to enjoy the famous Popeye’s chicken sandwiches and meals. Construction for the new restaurant has been coming along with completion slated for early 2021.