The official first day of fall is September 22, 2017! There are many ways to appreciate the fall season in Henry, along with numerous events to keep you busy.
The impact of this year's hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 30, has been devasting for several states with recent Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and Hurricanes Jose & Maria and Tropical Storm Lee next on the horizon. Several local efforts have been organized recently to aid hurricane victims. Below are just a few of the many examples of the generousity and compassion inspired by recent hurricanes.
Manufacturing Day began in 2012 and has continued to occur each year on the first Friday in October. It's a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Thousands of manufacturers will open their doors to the public, inviting communities into their facility in a collective effort to educate visitors about manufacturing career opportunities and improve public perceptions of manufacturing. This includes students, educators, businesspeople, media, and politicians. There are 1,231 MFG day events planned for this year’s celebration!
Lace up your running shoes, mark your calendars, and grab the whole family for these upcoming events in Henry that benefit our community!
September 9, 2017
This race by Get Set Grow benefits all Henry County Public Safety. Registration opens at 6:45am, with the 5K race beginning at 8:00am. There will also be a Tot Trot at 9:00am for children under 6. This race will kick off at Shiloh Baptist Church in Downtown McDonough. Dress in your best patriotic gear, and be sure to register by September 8th!
Agribusiness is defined as agriculture conducted on commercial principles, using advanced technology. It’s a group of industries dealing with agricultural produce and services required in farming. With 4.5 million acres of cropland, long growing seasons and favorable climate, it’s no wonder that Georgia's leading industry in Agribusiness! According to the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Agribusiness contributes 74.3 billion dollars to Georgia’s economy. Georgia is a leading producer of commodities like soybeans, peanuts, cotton and blueberries.
There are still a few months of golf season left! So get out there and take advantage of these courses right here in Henry County.
Eagle’s Brooke Golf & Country Club - Locust Grove
o Features two sets of tees for different skill levels
o The course measures 7,400 yards from the longest tees. The greens are L-93 Bentgrass, and the fairways are Bermuda grass.
Cotton Fields Golf Club - McDonough
o A beautiful 18-hole course designed on 150 acres with practice greens, a pro shop, a snack bar, and a spacious outdoor pavilion.
In 2014, Governor Nathan Deal and the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office announced that all 159 Georgia counties were Camera Ready - meaning the state of Georgia would offer film productions with the following: financial incentives, location diversity, production resources, and professional support. The Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office offers production incentives that provide up to 30% of Georgia production expenditures in transferable tax credits. Their programs are available for qualifying projects like feature films, television series, commercials, music videos, animation and game development. With one of the industry’s most competitive production incentive programs, they can help production companies dramatically cut costs without sacrificing quality.
Local, international cuisine sounds like an oxymoron, but it’s actually true! We’ve found some of the best local restaurants for international cuisine in Henry County. Just sit back and imagine you’re sailing along the Mediterranean with a greek salad in hand, or in the boot of Italy slurping up spaghetti noodles. Come and travel the world with us!
Are you a Georgia business owner looking for market intelligence, key in-country contacts and cost-effective international sales opportunities? Then the Georgia Department of Economic Development International Trade Division has all of the resources you need! This division leverages the state’s international representatives located in 11 strategic markets, including Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Europe, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico and the U.K. & Ireland.
Across Georgia, more than 14,500 businesses, most of them small or medium-sized companies, are involved in exports. And that dollar amount supports about 200,000 jobs, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. (Georgia Trend)
School’s out, and summer fun is on our mind! Here are a few things to keep you busy in Henry this summer! These fun, family-friendly activities will keep you cool, full, and entertained but they won’t break the bank…
- Splash Pad
- The Splash Pad in Hampton is open Memorial Day through Labor Day, 7 days a week. It is free for Hampton residents, $5 for Henry County residents, and $10 for anyone living outside of Henry County.
- Lunch at the Library
- Free meals will be provided to children ages 18 and younger, June 5 through July 31, 2017 at each public library in Henry this summer. They will also provide fun, free summer educational reading programs for all ages.