Henry County Newsroom

Growing Jobs in Henry

Posted by Leah Brown on Apr 23, 2018 11:10:33 AM


Spring is often thought of as a season of new growth and Henry County, Georgia has seen substantial growth and development over the last year! The most recent announcement (April 2018) was from KL Outdoors, the world’s largest maker of kayaks and other outdoor equipment. They will be investing $8.3 million in Stockbridge, creating more than 100 jobs. Positions will include manufacturing and logistics.

In February of 2018, Hydro Systems, manufacturer of hand-crafted and custom-made whirlpool bathtubs and accessories, announced a new operation that will create 60 manufacturing jobs initially and hopefully increase to 100 within the first year. The facility is set to be fully operational this year.

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Choose Henry

Posted by Leah Brown on Apr 13, 2018 4:41:32 PM


Regional, national and international companies alike are choosing Henry County, Georgia as their base of operations in Metro Atlanta and the Southeast. We want to share with you a few reasons why it’s time to start, relocate or expand your business in Henry.

Today’s competitive global marketplace demands that companies seek a location that will provide a qualified and available workforce. Henry County meets the most critical workforce needs by supplying an area labor force of 750,000+ workers and attracts the best that Georgia has to offer with several of the nation's most renowned universities and technical schools located less than an hour's driving distance. With one of the largest college and career academy programs in the state and abundant higher education opportunities, Henry has talent!

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Manufacturing Appreciation Week

Posted by Leah Brown on Apr 5, 2018 12:33:48 PM



Georgia Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW) is April 9-12, 2018! MAW was developed by the Technical College System of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Economic Development to celebrate the achievements of Georgia manufacturers. Our state is outpacing the nation in manufacturing thanks to a top-ranked workforce, location advantages, low cost of electricity, and the low costs of doing business.

You may not even know it, but there are items you use or consume everyday that are manufactured here in Henry County, Georgia! We have spotlighted a few Made In Henry products below to celebrate manufacturing in Henry.

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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



The Henry County Chamber of Commerce hosted their 51st Annual Chamber Awards Dinner on February 10, 2018, sponsored by Piedmont Henry Hospital in Stockbridge! At this event, also known as the Chamber Banquet, the Chamber recognizes excellence by presenting awards to recipients chosen for their exemplary leadership and dedication to improving our community.

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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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