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Purple Plans to Invest $21 million in Henry County Manufacturing Facility

Posted by Leah Brown on Jul 27, 2020 9:40:09 AM


Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Purple Innovation, Inc. (“Purple”), the comfort technology company known for creating the Purple® Mattress, has selected Henry County for their third U.S. manufacturing facility. Purple plans to make a $21 million investment in this 520,000-square-foot facility, delivering 360 jobs to the area.

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Topics: Henry County, growth, jobs, metro atlanta, manufacturing, announcement, economic development, Purple

Henry County is Built for Business

Posted by Leah Brown on Jul 20, 2020 3:57:33 PM


Manufacturing has always been an integral part of Henry County’s economy. Salad dressing, barbecue sauce, paint, sunglasses, retread tires, brakes, plastic bottles, and pancakes are just a few of the many Made in Henry products. Regional, national and international manufacturing companies alike are choosing Henry County, GA as their base of operations in Metro Atlanta and the Southeast. 



  • Home to area workforce of 789,000+ workers
  • Less than 2 hours by air to 80% of the U.S. market
  • Minutes from Atlanta and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s busiest.
  • Atlanta Metro’s best access to the Port of Savannah
  • A water surplus with capacity to support growth for 30+ year
  • Georgia's renowned workforce training program
  • Business-friendly environment
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Topics: Henry County, manufacturing, economic development

HCDA Executive Director Discusses Job Growth - PODCAST

Posted by Leah Brown on Jun 18, 2020 2:15:02 PM


Henry County Development Authority Executive Director, Josh Fenn, was recently interviewed by Next Move Group for the We Are Jobs podcast. Please click below to listen to the podcast discussion about how  Henry County won two manufacturing deals in the last 6 months, and how Fenn’s passion for rural America influenced his career in economic development.

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Back to School for 2020-21 School Year

Posted by Leah Brown on Jun 9, 2020 4:57:35 PM


The Henry County Development Authority along with the Henry County Chamber of Commerce, Henry County Government and Henry County Schools have partnered to present the Summer Town Hall Series, a four-part conversation about efforts to move Henry County toward a healthy recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic. A panel of four Henry County leaders representing each organization will host the Series that will broadcast via Zoom, Facebook Live and YouTube Live.

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Ferrero USA Announces Fall Opening of a New Henry Distribution Center

Posted by Leah Brown on Jun 1, 2020 11:55:34 AM


Ferrero USA, Inc., part of the global confectionery company Ferrero Group, today announced the opening of a new distribution center in McDonough, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. The newly constructed facility located at 875 Highway 42 South is 728,000 square feet and projected to begin operating by early September. The company anticipates that its new distribution center will add 250 local jobs.

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Topics: Henry County, business, logistics, growth, jobs, announcement, economic development

Love’s to Open Retread and Distribution Facility in Henry County

Posted by Leah Brown on May 5, 2020 2:46:14 PM


The Henry County Development Authority today announced that Love's Travel Stops, the nation's industry-leading travel stop network, will open a retread plant and retail distribution center in Locust Grove, Georgia. Love’s will invest $16 million in its new Henry County facility and will employ 55 team members across various manufacturing and distribution roles. Love’s will provide retread products to commercial fleet companies and distribute product to the company’s Truck Care and Speedco locations. The new 200,000 square-foot facility is being developed by Scannell Properties.

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Topics: Henry County, business, growth, jobs, manufacturing, announcement, economic development

Choose Henry - Automotive

Posted by Leah Brown on Mar 9, 2020 11:33:11 AM


As engines are revving for NASCAR race weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Henry County’s automotive industry is shifting to high gear. Already home to several automotive companies, including Sangsin Technology America, Summit Racing Equipment, Pep Boys, Kumho Tires, Ford Parts & Distribution, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, and Mazda, Henry County is poised for expansion in the industry.

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Topics: Henry County, logistics, manufacturing, automotive, suppliers

Henry's Revving up for NASCAR Weekend!

Posted by Leah Brown on Feb 28, 2020 2:33:23 PM


Looking for something thrilling to do?  Race on over to Atlanta Motor Speedway in Henry County, Georgia and celebrate 60 years of racing when NASCAR returns for the 2020 Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 weekend on March 13-15, 2020!

What’s new this year?  Actually, race fans will see a lot of changes!  Atlanta Motor Speedway has enhanced the race weekend experience for fans this year with their new initiative “20 in 20” that encompasses 20 individual upgrades or new elements!  These upgrades include a new Spring race date, lower ticket prices, thrill zone, concourse upgrades, 60th anniversary tributes, new infield shuttle, a concourse bar and so much more!

Check out the 20 in 20 upgrades »

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Cultivating Talent

Posted by Leah Brown on Feb 7, 2020 4:22:20 PM


Poll any established industry across the US and it’s highly probable that workforce makes their list of most critical needs. Today’s competitive global marketplace demands that companies seek a location that will provide a qualified and available workforce. With several of the nation's most renowned universities and technical schools located here or less than an hour's driving distance, Henry is placing an even greater emphasis on cultivating talent.

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Posted by Leah Brown on Jan 21, 2020 12:07:06 PM


The Less-Developed Census Tract (LDCT) program, implemented by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), is designed to induce businesses to create jobs in certain areas. Each year DCA ranks the state’s census tracts. The 2020 census tract ranking was released on January 15, 2020. While Henry County is a Tier 3 county, 6 areas were designated as less developed census tracts making them eligible for tax credit benefits similar to Tier 1 counties.

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Topics: Henry County, growth, expansion, incentives, job tax credit, less developed census tract