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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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Hello, Fall!

Posted by Leah Brown on Sep 21, 2017 4:18:05 PM

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.

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Henry County Offers Hurricane Help

Posted by Leah Brown on Sep 19, 2017 12:37:34 PM

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.

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Manufacturing Day - October 6, 2017

Posted by Leah Brown on Sep 14, 2017 8:53:19 AM

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!

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Upcoming Events for a Cause

Posted by Leah Brown on Aug 28, 2017 3:56:08 PM

 

Lace up your running shoes, mark your calendars, and grab the whole family for these upcoming events in Henry that benefit our community!

Unity in the Community 5K

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! 

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Agribusiness: Georgia’s Leading Industry

Posted by Leah Brown on Aug 22, 2017 9:02:00 AM

 

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.

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