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Berkley Southeast Insurance Group is locating it corporate headquarters and Georgia Branch underwriting office in Gwinnett County, creating 55 new jobs.

“Gwinnett provides an ideal, strategic location for our headquarter operations, allowing us to focus on doing business across the Southeast, in addition to supporting other branch offices in the region,” Berkley President Dennis L. Barger, said in a news release.

Berkley Southeast Insurance Group was launched in January 2013 to provide standard commercial lines insurance services and expertise to a wide range of businesses in six Southeastern states:  Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina. The company primarily serves businesses in the construction, light manufacturing, hospitality, real estate, mercantile, wholesale and business-services industries.

“Berkley Southeast Insurance Group’s decision to locate in Gwinnett County and metro Atlanta speaks to the strong business climate, ease of connectivity and skilled workforce available in our community,” said Kellie Brownlow, director of economic development for Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development and Partnership Gwinnett. “The Partnership Gwinnett Economic Development team works to attract and support headquarter expansions, like Berkley Southeast Insurance Group, and bring further investment to the County.” 

W. R. Berkley establishes new companies when opportunities and the right expertise are found. In 2013, three new operating units were formed, including Berkley Southeast Insurance Group, bringing the current total to 49 operating companies. Six additional operating units have offices located in the greater metro Atlanta area.

Gwinnett Chamber news release

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