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Leah Brown

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A Look Back at 2018

Posted by Leah Brown on Jan 7, 2019 2:29:22 PM


2018 was a great year for development in Henry County!  We welcomed new companies and assisted existing businesses expand their footprint in Henry. Take a look back with us…

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GFA to Provide Enhanced Logistics Solutions for LG Electronics

Posted by Leah Brown on Dec 27, 2018 10:54:09 AM


The Henry County Development Authority announced today that GFA, a premier provider of total logistics solutions and supply chain analysis, has located in Henry County to provide enhanced logistics solutions for LG Electronics. The company is creating 34 new jobs at their new facility in Greenwood Industrial Park (McDonough, Georgia) to support their client.

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Topics: announcement, economic development, Henry County, GFA, LG, jobs

General Mills and Blue Buffalo Choose Henry for New Facility

Posted by Leah Brown on Dec 21, 2018 8:30:22 AM



The Henry County Development Authority announced today that General Mills, manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods, will invest $8.5 million in its new state-of-the-art distribution facility located on Westridge Parkway in McDonough, Georgia. The project will create more than 50 new jobs.

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

Choose Henry - Where shopping small is BIG!

Posted by Leah Brown on Nov 19, 2018 8:43:27 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

Choose HENRY for Healthcare Services

Posted by Leah Brown on Nov 13, 2018 11:25:32 AM


Excellent healthcare is essential to a high quality of life. With a full service hospital, medical professionals who are leaders in their fields and numerous clinics and community services, residents and visitors have access to the finest care for their healthcare needs, right here in Henry County.

Henry County has developed a robust continuum of Healthcare Services including hospitals, clinics, wellness centers, and medical laboratories. Beyond medical care and diagnosis, Healthcare Services encompasses the “business side of health services,” as it involves the application of health innovation to the marketplace. Manufacturers and distributors of medical products with patient-centered solutions and services also Choose Henry including Medline Industries, Vitalabs, Encompass Group, Distributive Cooperative, Inc and more.

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Topics: Henry County, healthcare, Piedmont Henry, manufacturing, hospital, logistics, metro atlanta

Work-Based Learning Creates a Win-Win for Henry Businesses and Students

Posted by Leah Brown on Oct 30, 2018 4:31:57 PM


Work Based Learning (WBL) has created a WIN-WIN for Henry County students and local businesses. The program is not simply work release, but rather an extension of the high school classroom learning in a non-traditional laboratory setting. It is an opportunity to truly apply, in real world settings, what the student has learned through a related program of study.

The newest company to become a Henry County Schools Work-Based Learning partner is Inline Plastics. Inline is a manufacturer of plastic food packaging containers that you may find at Publix and other grocery and convenience stores. Inline recently hosted an open house for Work-Based Learning teachers, parents, and Henry County WBL students, with approximately thirty students attending. The company's Human Resources Manager, Dana Greene, and Christina Hinz, Henry County Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator, have been working together to make this partnership happen.

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E-Commerce Operations Choose Henry

Posted by Leah Brown on Oct 16, 2018 4:37:20 PM


Have you purchased an item online recently from your favorite retailer? Online shopping, e-commerce, is growing in popularity across the globe. It has revolutionized the way consumers shop. With explosive growth in e-commerce, more retailers see the need for operations dedicated to online order fulfillment and are choosing Henry County.

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Topics: Henry County, e-commerce, logistics, transportation, business, metro atlanta, jobs, growth

Georgia Named Top State for Business for Fifth Consecutive Year

Posted by Leah Brown on Sep 25, 2018 12:58:38 PM



Georgia has been named the No. 1 state for business for the fifth year in a row by Area Development, a leading corporate site selection and facility planning publication. Governor Nathan Deal, joined Area Development publisher and president Dennis J. Shea, to make the announcement at the 2018 State of the Ports Address in Savannah.

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De Wafelbakkers Expands Food Production Facility in Henry County

Posted by Leah Brown on Sep 7, 2018 9:42:44 AM

The Henry County Development Authority and the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) announced today that De Wafelbakkers, a manufacturer of made from scratch breakfast products, will invest $15 million to expand its production facility in Henry County. The expansion project will also create 83 jobs. This investment and job creation represents the first part of a planned two-phase expansion.

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Topics: Henry County, jobs, expansion, growth, business, manufacturing

Henry Remains a Regional Growth Leader

Posted by Leah Brown on Sep 4, 2018 11:43:10 AM


Henry County is known for its ability to grow and build strong community with its 100 percent population growth between 1990 and 2000. Henry County was the tenth fastest-growing county in the U.S. with a 70.9 percent increase in population from 2000 to 2010.

Henry's growth story continues. In fact, Henry County added 5,800 new residents in the past year and had the second-largest percentage increase (2.5%) in the 10-county Atlanta region, according to population estimates recently released by the Atlanta Regional Commission. The growth brings the county’s total population to 234,800.

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Topics: Henry County, growth, jobs, region, Atlanta