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Georgia Small Business Week: March 19-23, 2018

Posted by Leah Brown on Mar 19, 2018 5:04:59 PM



Each year, Georgia celebrates its small businesses the third week of March. Governor Nathan Deal has proclaimed March 19-23, 2018 as Georgia Small Business Week! This week recognizes the accomplishments made by small businesses in our communities and our state. There will be many small business support activities throughout the week and throughout the state.

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Henry Chamber Recognizes Students, Business & Community Leaders

Posted by Leah Brown on Feb 28, 2018 12:28:02 PM


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Start your Engines in Henry County!

Posted by Leah Brown on Feb 15, 2018 11:22:27 AM


NASCAR fans, get your engines revving because you don’t want to miss this! The Hampton NASCAR Hauler Parade is coming up February 22nd at Depot Park! The festivities will begin with the Darrell Waltrip Induction Ceremony and NASCAR Walk of Fame at 6pm at the Hampton Train Depot Park (20 E Main St). The parade will begin at 6:30pm through Downtown Hampton along Main Street. Did we mention this event is FREE?!

Parade Route:

  • Richard Petty Blvd to Georgia GA-20
  • Left turn on to E. Main Street and travel through Downtown Hampton
  • U-Turn at Amah Lee road and travel back through Downtown Hampton on W. Main Street to Woolsey Rd.
  • Left on Woolsey Rd.
  • Right turn on Turnipseed Rd. Re-enters at Gate G
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Henry County Water Authority in the News

Posted by Leah Brown on Jan 30, 2018 10:53:04 AM


We are a proud partner of the Henry County Water Authority! They accommodate the needs of local citizens and protect the watersheds in order to ensure clean sources of water for Henry County residents and businesses. Lately, the HCWA has been making big strides in the industry, as well as our community!

They kicked off the recent holiday season by partnering with Meals on Wheels, a local program that provides warm meals to senior adults who are temporarily or permanently home bound and unable to shop and cook for themselves. The HCWA Engineering Division volunteered their time and transportation to deliver over 40 meals via four separate routes throughout Henry County.

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Valentine’s Day in Henry County

Posted by Leah Brown on Jan 22, 2018 9:49:18 AM


Valentine’s Day is less than a month away, so you better start planning!  Sure, you could drive 45 minutes to downtown Atlanta on a weeknight. Why do that when you can enjoy a romantic night out right here in Henry County?  We’re here to help by sharing just a few of our favorite spots, but it’s your job to make the reservation!

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A Look Back at 2017

Posted by Leah Brown on Dec 14, 2017 9:35:49 AM


It was a great year for development in Henry County and here at the Authority! We’ve welcomed new companies to Henry, new board members, and a new executive director. Take a look back with us…

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Small Business Development

Posted by Leah Brown on Dec 1, 2017 11:10:56 AM


The Henry County Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the business climate and making our community the best place to live, work and play. The Chamber offers workshops throughout the year to help you succeed in business. They also promote helpful classes provided by the UGA Small Business Development Center that take place at Clayton State University throughout the year. The ultimate task of the Chamber is economic development, which is why we at the Henry County Development Authority are proud to partner with them! Here are a couple of workshops coming up that you need to know about...

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Holidays in Henry

Posted by Leah Brown on Nov 14, 2017 11:49:52 AM


We’ve found all the places and events in Henry that you need to know about in order to make this a wonderful holiday season for your family!

Christmas Tree Lighting & Holiday Experience - Tanger Outlets, Locust Grove

Kick off the season (before Thanksgiving) at the Tanger Outlets Tree Lighting on November 17 from 6pm to 8pm. Welcome Santa as he arrives on his sleigh and enjoy caroling, s’mores and hot cocoa at Santa’s Sweet Station. Children’s crafts, special shopping deals and prizes will also be offered.

Christmas in the Country - Southern Belle Farm, McDonough

Southern Belle Farm will be open for their Farmstead Christmas Season, November 20-December 17. Their “Christmas in the Country” celebrations include sipping on a cup of hot spiced apple cider, munching on homemade cookies, listening to Christmas carols, and taking a festive hayride! They will offer pictures with Santa and have fresh pre-cut Fraser Fir Christmas trees shipped in from Boone, North Carolina, along with fresh greenery, handmade wreaths, holiday decorations and more. It’s a one-stop shop for holiday fun!

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Henry County: Community

Posted by Leah Brown on Oct 31, 2017 11:54:25 AM



A thriving community requires its citizens to give back. Because when we work together, amazing things can happen. Our hope is to make Henry County, Georgia the best place to Live, Work, and Play. Here are a few initiatives that are helping to achieve that goal, along with opportunities for you to give back!

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Georgia is Still on Top!

Posted by Leah Brown on Oct 13, 2017 8:53:10 AM



September 2017 was a big month for business and economic development in Georgia! Here are just a few things that happened: 

First things first...Georgia was named the number one state for business! This is a distinction that Georgia has now earned for the fourth consecutive year. The rankings were determined by a survey distributed to site consultants by Area Development, a leading executive magazine veering corporate site selection and relocation. Georgia ranked number one for workforce development programs, and cooperative and responsive state government. 

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