Henry County Newsroom

Purple Plans to Invest $21 million in Henry County Manufacturing Facility

Posted by Leah Brown on Jul 27, 2020 9:40:09 AM

 

Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Purple Innovation, Inc. (“Purple”), the comfort technology company known for creating the Purple® Mattress, has selected Henry County for their third U.S. manufacturing facility. Purple plans to make a $21 million investment in this 520,000-square-foot facility, delivering 360 jobs to the area.

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Topics: Henry County, growth, jobs, metro atlanta, manufacturing, announcement, economic development, Purple

Ferrero USA Announces Fall Opening of a New Henry Distribution Center

Posted by Leah Brown on Jun 1, 2020 11:55:34 AM

 

Ferrero USA, Inc., part of the global confectionery company Ferrero Group, today announced the opening of a new distribution center in McDonough, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. The newly constructed facility located at 875 Highway 42 South is 728,000 square feet and projected to begin operating by early September. The company anticipates that its new distribution center will add 250 local jobs.

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Topics: Henry County, business, logistics, growth, jobs, announcement, economic development

Love’s to Open Retread and Distribution Facility in Henry County

Posted by Leah Brown on May 5, 2020 2:46:14 PM

 

The Henry County Development Authority today announced that Love's Travel Stops, the nation's industry-leading travel stop network, will open a retread plant and retail distribution center in Locust Grove, Georgia. Love’s will invest $16 million in its new Henry County facility and will employ 55 team members across various manufacturing and distribution roles. Love’s will provide retread products to commercial fleet companies and distribute product to the company’s Truck Care and Speedco locations. The new 200,000 square-foot facility is being developed by Scannell Properties.

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Topics: Henry County, business, growth, jobs, manufacturing, announcement, economic development

LESS DEVELOPED CENSUS TRACTS - 2020 UPDATE

Posted by Leah Brown on Jan 21, 2020 12:07:06 PM

 

The Less-Developed Census Tract (LDCT) program, implemented by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), is designed to induce businesses to create jobs in certain areas. Each year DCA ranks the state’s census tracts. The 2020 census tract ranking was released on January 15, 2020. While Henry County is a Tier 3 county, 6 areas were designated as less developed census tracts making them eligible for tax credit benefits similar to Tier 1 counties.

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Topics: Henry County, growth, expansion, incentives, job tax credit, less developed census tract

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

E-Commerce Operations Choose Henry

Posted by Leah Brown on Oct 16, 2018 4:37:20 PM

 

Have you purchased an item online recently from your favorite retailer? Online shopping, e-commerce, is growing in popularity across the globe. It has revolutionized the way consumers shop. With explosive growth in e-commerce, more retailers see the need for operations dedicated to online order fulfillment and are choosing Henry County.

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Topics: Henry County, transportation, business, logistics, growth, jobs, metro atlanta, e-commerce

De Wafelbakkers Expands Food Production Facility in Henry County

Posted by Leah Brown on Sep 7, 2018 9:42:44 AM

 
The Henry County Development Authority and the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) announced today that De Wafelbakkers, a manufacturer of made from scratch breakfast products, will invest $15 million to expand its production facility in Henry County. The expansion project will also create 83 jobs. This investment and job creation represents the first part of a planned two-phase expansion.

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Topics: Henry County, business, growth, jobs, expansion, manufacturing

Henry Remains a Regional Growth Leader

Posted by Leah Brown on Sep 4, 2018 11:43:10 AM

 

Henry County is known for its ability to grow and build strong community with its 100 percent population growth between 1990 and 2000. Henry County was the tenth fastest-growing county in the U.S. with a 70.9 percent increase in population from 2000 to 2010.

Henry's growth story continues. In fact, Henry County added 5,800 new residents in the past year and had the second-largest percentage increase (2.5%) in the 10-county Atlanta region, according to population estimates recently released by the Atlanta Regional Commission. The growth brings the county’s total population to 234,800.

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Topics: Henry County, region, Atlanta, growth, jobs