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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

Choose Henry for Your Corporate Headquarters

Posted by Leah Brown on Aug 22, 2018 10:06:34 AM


Searching for a home for your corporate headquarters?  Regional, national and international companies alike are choosing Henry County, Georgia as their base of operations in Metro Atlanta and the Southeast.  Metro Atlanta, one of the fastest growing metros in the U.S., is home to more than 1100 regional and global headquarters locations with 50 employees or more.  (Source: BusinessWise 2017)

Why Henry? The availability of talent, relative low cost of doing business, access to customers through the world’s most traveled airport and the fastest growing port in the U.S. are just a few reasons.

Choose Henry and join the following companies who have found Henry to be a premiere location for their headquarters.

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Topics: headquarters, Henry County, business, georgia, corporate

Choose HENRY for Film

Posted by Leah Brown on Aug 14, 2018 11:40:15 AM

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.

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Business Spotlight: Bennett International Group

Posted by Leah Brown on Jul 26, 2018 10:17:07 AM

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!

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Topics: Henry County, transportation, logistics, headquarter, georgia, business