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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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Don’t Be Left in the Bunker

Posted by Leah Brown on Jul 31, 2017 8:57:08 AM

 

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.

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Georgia’s Film Industry Boosts Economy

Posted by Leah Brown on Jul 17, 2017 9:54:23 AM

 

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.

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International Cuisine in Henry

Posted by Leah Brown on Jun 20, 2017 8:58:02 AM

 

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!

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