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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

Choose Henry - 2019 in Review

Posted by Leah Brown on Dec 30, 2019 2:05:33 PM


2019 was another great year for development in Henry County! With a growing Henry County Development Authority (HCDA) team, we welcomed several new companies and helped established businesses to expand their footprint in Henry. Take a look back with us…

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Giving Back is Good for Business

Posted by Leah Brown on Nov 25, 2019 10:20:02 AM



“Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege.” ―John D. Rockefeller Jr.

Business is not all about making a profit. Many of our area businesses understand the importance of giving back and are committed to making a difference all year round. Whether it be seasonal initiatives or ongoing efforts, Henry offers many opportunities for companies to be active stewards in the community by volunteering time or resources.

Looking for ways to to get involved? Here are few suggestions.

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Choose Henry - Where shopping small is BIG!

Posted by Leah Brown on Nov 21, 2019 9:55:20 AM


Small businesses are the lifeblood of our local economy. The owners and employees not only provide services, but they engage in acts of volunteerism and leadership all across our community. Henry County is a better place to live because of them, and they deserve our thanks and recognition for all their important contributions. Looking for a great way to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for our community? Small Business Saturday is almost here!

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Topics: Henry County, small business, shop small

Supporting Small Business in Henry

Posted by Leah Brown on Nov 15, 2019 11:18:24 AM

Whether you’re just starting out, in business, or ready to sell or retire, you can get FREE, confidential, business advice from expert advisors committed to helping you succeed right here in Henry.

SBDC Drop-in - New Business Consultation

Do you have an idea for a small business but need help getting started? The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is here to help! Talk with one of SBDC's experienced business consultants, learn steps needed to launch your new venture, and more –– No charge, No appointment necessary.

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Topics: Henry County, small business, SCORE, expert advice, SBDC

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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