Henry County Newsroom

Deploying Veteran Talent in the Workplace

Posted by Leah Brown on Nov 11, 2019 10:11:28 AM



18 million+ military veterans in the United States in 2018.*

600,000+ military veterans in Georgia in 2018.*

Is your company looking for a way to support and honor veterans? Consider hiring a hero. Veterans bring a diverse skill set to the civilian workforce.

Even though millions of veterans have joined the workforce since 2001, veterans still face many challenges transitioning to civilian employment including finding the right job opportunity. As more veterans become active participants in the civilian labor force, employers can greatly benefit by leveraging veteran talent. In fact, employers can expect stronger candidate pools, better retention rates, stronger teams and more experienced leaders.

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City of Hampton, GA Ranks # 1 in the Nation for Fastest Internet

Posted by Leah Brown on Oct 10, 2019 1:24:17 PM


The City of Hampton, located in Henry County, Georgia, is home to Atlanta Motor Speedway, a world class NASCAR race track and year-round multipurpose event facility. In Henry, residents and businesses can satisfy their need for speed off the track as well. Clocking an average speed of 113.6 Megabits per second (Mbps), the City of Hampton now boasts the fastest internet of any rural city in the US, according to a new report from SatelliteInternet.com.

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Fall in Henry

Posted by Leah Brown on Sep 24, 2019 12:04:15 PM


Who else is ready for chilly weather, pumpkin spice, hot cocoa, s’mores, campfires, and fall festivals? You don’t have to travel far to find ways to appreciate the fall season. You'll find numerous events in Henry to keep you busy.

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Meet HCDA's New Executive Director

Posted by Leah Brown on Sep 17, 2019 11:08:44 AM


The Henry County Development Authority recently selected Josh Fenn as its new Executive Director. After a comprehensive search conducted by The Chason Group, an executive search firm specializing in economic development, chambers of commerce, tourism, foundations and other non-profit organizations, Fenn came out on top.

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Stockbridge Welcomes International Company HEGLA

Posted by Leah Brown on Aug 1, 2019 6:03:35 PM


The City of Stockbridge welcomes international company HEGLA to its expanding business community. HEGLA, an international German based corporation, chose Stockbridge as the site of its next manufacturing plant. HEGLA's move to Stockbridge makes it the first international company to locate to the growing community, considered by many to be the gateway to Henry County. 

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Celebrate 4th of July in Henry

Posted by Leah Brown on Jul 1, 2019 12:36:23 PM


Wondering what to do on the Fourth of July? Henry County offers several ways to celebrate Independence Day including an ice cream social, fast cars, panoramic views and tons of fireworks and family fun.

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Taking Care of Business

Posted by Leah Brown on Jun 14, 2019 11:17:54 AM


The Henry County Development Authority (HCDA) works to strengthen Henry County's economy for our residents by building lasting relationships with local, national and international companies to ensure they locate in our area and create high-value jobs for Henry's best. From retaining local companies to fostering new relationships and opportunities with companies looking to relocate or grow their operations in Henry County, the HCDA team enjoys taking care of business. We realize that a large percentage of economic growth in our county and state results from the growth/expansion of existing firms (business retention and expansion). United States Cold Storage, De Wafelbakkers, Inline Plastics, and Luxottica are among the many examples of companies who have expanded their Henry County footprint in recent years. 

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Business Spotlight - Atlanta Motor Speedway

Posted by Leah Brown on May 20, 2019 3:54:15 PM


Henry County is the proud home of Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS). Located on 887 acres, AMS is one of the country's top sports, corporate, family and entertainment facilities. AMS is also the center of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series world once a year with the Folds of Honor Quicktrip 500. When not hosting NASCAR races, the track is home to other special events with thousands of visitors including the Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama and the Georgia State Fair.

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Henry County Celebrates Manufacturing Appreciation Week

Posted by Leah Brown on Apr 8, 2019 11:45:32 AM


Georgia Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW) is April 15-18, 2019! MAW was developed by the Technical College System of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Economic Development to celebrate the achievements of Georgia manufacturers. 

Whether it’s spicing up the backyard BBQ with Ken’s BBQ sauce, sprucing up our homes with a little BEHR paint, or sporting Luxottica's premium, luxury and sports eyewear, many Henry County residents are unaware that they are routinely using “Made in Henry” products. The Henry County Development Authority will be spotlighting “Made in Henry” products and the companies that have manufacturing facilities in our community during MAW.

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Topics: Henry County, manufacturing, economic development, appreciation

2019 Henry County Business Appreciation

Posted by Leah Brown on Apr 5, 2019 12:38:13 PM


Henry County is home to a diverse array of businesses – from manufacturing and distribution, to healthcare and corporate headquarters and support facilities – and they each serve as a vital piece of the puzzle when it comes to sustaining economic vitality. The Henry County Development Authority hosted a Business Appreciation Luncheon at the Eagles Landing Country Club on April 4, 2019 to honor and celebrate businesses who have chosen to locate in Henry County and whose operations are essential building blocks for economic success as a community.

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Topics: Henry County, business, economic development, appreciation