Henry County is home to a diverse array of businesses – from manufacturing and distribution, to healthcare and corporate headquarters and support facilities – and they each serve as a vital piece of the puzzle when it comes to sustaining economic vitality. The Henry County Development Authority hosted a Business Appreciation Luncheon at the Eagles Landing Country Club on April 4, 2019 to honor and celebrate businesses who have chosen to locate in Henry County and whose operations are essential building blocks for economic success as a community.
"Our purpose here is simple.... to celebrate our existing business community. We recognize the jobs that you create, investments into your facilities and the products and processes that make you uniquely you," shared Leonard Sledge, Executive Director of the Henry County Development Authority.
Business of all sizes were recognized from Henry's largest employers to Henry's youngest entrepreneur. While all of the Henry County business community were not in attendance, the audience of around 100 business, education and community leaders gave a thunderous round of applause to recognize their contributions. The luncheon celebrated existing Henry County companies as well as recent locations and was sponsored by Georgia Power Company, Central Georgia EMC and Snapping Shoals EMC.
Lindsay Martin, Director, Existing Industry & Regional Recruitment for the Georgia Department of Economic Development, delivered the keynote address reminding Henry County businesses that "existing industry is the engine that makes our economy run."
About the Henry County Development Authority
The Henry County Development Authority is the lead economic development agency for Henry County, Georgia. The Authority works to help retain local companies and to foster new relationships and opportunities with companies looking to relocate or grow their operations into Henry County. For more information, visit www.ChooseHenry.com.