Henry County Newsroom

Spring into Henry

Posted by Leah Brown on Mar 20, 2019 12:15:50 PM


Today is the official first day of spring! While there is still a little chill in the air, spring makes us think of warmer weather, sunshine, flowers blooming, Easter eggs, swimming, vacations, and graduations. We’ve got the scoop on what to do right here in Henry this spring.

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Valentine's Day in Henry

Posted by Leah Brown on Feb 12, 2019 5:17:58 PM


Valentine’s Day is only a couple of days away. It's not too late for some last minute 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 a few local favorites, but it’s your job to make the reservation!

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Henry County - A Destination for Global Commerce

Posted by Leah Brown on Feb 4, 2019 4:31:19 PM


Just minutes from Atlanta and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the most traveled airport in the world, Henry County is a destination for global commerce. We're proud to have global companies like Luxottica and Alpla innovating and growing right here in Henry. When the Austrian plastics manufacturer Alpla originally located in Henry County in 2001, the facility was designed as a manufacturing plant, but has grown to become the company’s North American headquarters and Technical Center. Luxottica Group, a leading eyewear designer, manufacturer and distributor, recently created 1,000 jobs with the expansion of its North American location in Henry County. 

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Start your engines in Henry County!

Posted by Leah Brown on Jan 29, 2019 11:43:11 AM


Whether you are new to racing or a hardcore fan, you can satisfy your need for speed in Henry. Henry County is the proud home of Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS).  Located on 887 acres in Hampton, GA., just 25 miles south of Atlanta, AMS is one of the country's top sports, corporate, family and entertainment facilities. Since holding its first race in 1960, AMS has become a premiere facility for multiple forms of racing in addition to a wide range of other events which have included concerts, family gatherings, business conventions and the Georgia State Fair. 

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

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

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

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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