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.
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.
Searching for a home for your corporate headquarters? Regional, national and international companies alike are choosing Henry County, Georgia as their base of operations in Metro Atlanta and the Southeast. Metro Atlanta, one of the fastest growing metros in the U.S., is home to more than 1100 regional and global headquarters locations with 50 employees or more. (Source: BusinessWise 2017)
Why Henry? The availability of talent, relative low cost of doing business, access to customers through the world’s most traveled airport and the fastest growing port in the U.S. are just a few reasons.
Choose Henry and join the following companies who have found Henry to be a premiere location for their headquarters.
Bennett International Group, headquartered in McDonough, was formed in 1974 with the purchase of a small contract carrier named George Bennett Motor Express, which had two contracts, 15 trucks and 30 trailers. Bennett has grown tremendously and now has over 40 years of experience providing innovative logistics and transportation for companies across America. With 275 employees in Henry County and more than 1,000 company-wide, Bennett is leading the way in vehicle transportation nationwide!
Healthcare Services is a key industry in Henry County! This industry includes hospitals, clinics, wellness centers and medical laboratories. Beyond medical care and diagnosis, Health Care Services encompasses the “business side of health services,” as it involves the application of health innovation to the marketplace.
Henry County, Georgia residents and visitors enjoy some of the finest healthcare services in the Atlanta region courtesy of Piedmont Henry Hospital in Stockbridge, a full-service 215-bed not-for-profit community hospital that is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Piedmont Henry Hospital provides 24-hour emergency care, along with medical, surgical and diagnostic services.