Georgia, touted as the Hollywood of the South, has been the location for hundreds of feature films, commercials, and music videos, along with television movies, series, and specials. Georgia is known by film and TV professionals as a Camera Ready state with location diversity, production resources, professional support, and a large talent pool. In addition, Georgia has one of the most competitive tax incentive programs in the country, leaving more money for a production budget. Qualifying productions receive a 20% tax credit, plus an additional 10% credit for embedding a Georgia promotional logo in your film title or credits. Click here to learn more about Georgia’s tax credits for film, television, and entertainment.
Bennett International Group, headquartered in McDonough, was formed in 1974 with the purchase of a small contract carrier named George Bennett Motor Express, which had two contracts, 15 trucks and 30 trailers. Bennett has grown tremendously and now has over 40 years of experience providing innovative logistics and transportation for companies across America. With 275 employees in Henry County and more than 1,000 company-wide, Bennett is leading the way in vehicle transportation nationwide!
Economic development can be defined as efforts that seek to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for a community by creating and/or retaining jobs and supporting or growing incomes and the tax base.
The mission of the Henry County Development Authority (HCDA) is to promote economic development in Henry County, Georgia through the attraction of new investment and jobs and the retention and expansion of existing industries. We work to strengthen the county’s economy for our residents by building lasting relationships with local and national companies to ensure they locate in our area and create high-value jobs for Henry’s best.
Wondering what to do on the Fourth of July? Henry County offers several ways to celebrate Independence Day including a road race, parade, ice cream social, fireworks and tons of family fun.
Henry County Parks and Recreation will host the seventh annual Firecracker Road Race 5K, 10K and one-mile walk on July 4 starting at 8 a.m. at Nash Farm Park, 100 Babbs Mill Road in Hampton. Registration fees vary from $25 to $50. The event includes a 9 a.m. Tot Trot, which is free to children 6 and under.
Main Street Hampton will hold its annual 4th of July Parade at 9 a.m. in downtown Hampton.
Henry County, Georgia hosts a multitude of education and training opportunities for lifelong learning to provide the qualified and available talent that today’s competitive global marketplace demands. Henry's equipped workforce will meet your most critical needs by supplying an area labor force of more than 754,000 skilled workers.
A quality educational system is a key component of any community’s quality of life infrastructure, and that is certainly the case in Henry! Henry County has an excellent educational system, with one of the top performing public school systems in the Atlanta Metro area. Henry County Schools are committed to continuously reviewing and strengthening their academic programs to prepare students for high-skill, high-wage and high-demand careers. With more than 5,000 employees on the payroll, Henry County Schools is also one of the largest employers in the county.
Have you ever questioned, "where can I find products made in Georgia?" For the past 5 years, Gov. Nathan Deal has presented the Buy from Georgia Month proclamation at the Georgia State Capitol to promote manufacturers and the goods they produce in Georgia. On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, he presented this proclamation to the members of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance (GMA) and manufacturing leaders from across the state of Georgia.
BuyFromGa.com, developed by the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance, features hundreds of items that are manufactured in Georgia that general consumers can purchase using an Amazon account. Visitors on the site can also find products that are manufactured in Georgia, but may not be available through Amazon. With Buy from Georgia month and BuyFromGa.com, here are a few of GMA’s end goals:
KL Outdoors, a manufacturer of outdoor equipment, recently announced their facility expansion in Stockbridge. They manufacture products such as kayaks, canoes, pedal boats and paddle boards, along with other outdoor equipment. With outdoor water recreation amenities like Panola Mountain State Park, the Cubihatcha Outdoor Education Center, and Tussahaw Island, KL Outdoors will prove to be a great fit for Henry County!
Public fishing at Henry County Water Authority reservoirs began in March and will conclude the last weekend of November. Locust Grove’s Tussahaw and Upper Towaliga Reservoirs are ideal water bodies for various species of bream, bass, and catfish. Anglers can access the Tussahaw Reservoir via Tussahaw Island, a public use area with boat ramps and a walking trail around its perimeter. Please keep in mind that to actively fish at these reservoirs, you must have an active reservoir use permit. Find more details on the Henry County Water Authority website.
May is recognized as National Military Appreciation Month. Not only do we pause on Memorial Day to remember the sacrifice and service of those who gave all, but we look for ways to support those who have served or are serving our nation.
Here are a few valuable resources to assist veterans who are looking to start or grow their business or are in search of job opportunities:
Healthcare Services is a key industry in Henry County! This industry includes hospitals, clinics, wellness centers and medical laboratories. Beyond medical care and diagnosis, Health Care Services encompasses the “business side of health services,” as it involves the application of health innovation to the marketplace.
Henry County, Georgia residents and visitors enjoy some of the finest healthcare services in the Atlanta region courtesy of Piedmont Henry Hospital in Stockbridge, a full-service 215-bed not-for-profit community hospital that is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Piedmont Henry Hospital provides 24-hour emergency care, along with medical, surgical and diagnostic services.
Spring is often thought of as a season of new growth and Henry County, Georgia has seen substantial growth and development over the last year! The most recent announcement (April 2018) was from KL Outdoors, the world’s largest maker of kayaks and other outdoor equipment. They will be investing $8.3 million in Stockbridge, creating more than 100 jobs. Positions will include manufacturing and logistics.
In February of 2018, Hydro Systems, manufacturer of hand-crafted and custom-made whirlpool bathtubs and accessories, announced a new operation that will create 60 manufacturing jobs initially and hopefully increase to 100 within the first year. The facility is set to be fully operational this year.