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  • HCDA Meeting Notice - December 7, 2017
    The Henry County Development Authority meeting will be held at 9:00 A.M. Thursday, December 7, 2017 in the Development Authority offices located at 125 Westridge Industrial Boulevard, McDonough, GA 30253.
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  • Leonard Sledge Named as HCDA's New Executive Director
    The Henry County Development Authority board voted unanimously earlier this month to select Leonard Sledge of Hampton, Virginia as the new Executive Director for the organization. The Authority announced the candidate as the finalist for the position at a called meeting on October 16, 2017.
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  • S&S ACTIVEWEAR TO CREATE 300 JOBS IN HENRY COUNTY
    The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) today announced that S&S Activewear, a national wholesaler of imprintable apparel, will create 300 jobs in McDonough over the next four years. Newly created jobs include warehouse, supervisory and management positions.
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  • Central Georgia EMC Donates Funds to HCDA
    Central Georgia EMC, an electric membership cooperative headquartered in Jackson, presented checks to the Henry County Board of Education, Henry County Development Authority and the Henry County Chamber of Commerce totaling $34,500 for community and economic development activities. 
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  • HCDA Meeting Notice - November 2, 2017
    The Henry County Development Authority meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, November 2, 2017 in the Development Authority offices located at 125 Westridge Industrial Boulevard, McDonough, GA 30253.

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  • HCDA Called Meeting Notice - October 16, 2017
    A called meeting of the Henry County Development Authority will be held Monday, October 16, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Henry County Development Authority offices located at 125 Westridge Industrial Blvd, McDonough, Ga 30253.  
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  • HCDA Meeting Notice - October 5, 2017
    The Henry County Development Authority meeting will be held at 9:00 A.M. Thursday, October 5, 2017 in the Development Authority offices located at 125 Westridge Industrial Boulevard, McDonough, GA 30253.
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  • HCDA Called Meeting Notice - October 2, 2017
    A CALLED MEETING OF THE HENRY COUNTY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY WILL BE HELD MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017 AT 2:00 P.M. AT THE HENRY COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LOCATED AT 1709 HWY 20 W. MCDONOUGH, GA 30253.
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  • Georgia Named No. 1 for Business 4 Years in a Row
    Last week, Gov. Nathan Deal joined state and local economic development partners to highlight Georgia’s ranking as the top state for business and celebrate the expansion of Atlanta’s technology infrastructure.
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  • Construction Begins on New Cancer Wellness Center at Piedmont Henry
    Construction of a new cancer wellness center on the campus of Piedmont Henry Hospital began Thursday with a ceremonial demolition day. The new facility is scheduled for completion in February 2018.
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  • HCDA Second Amended Called Meeting Notice - September 21, 2017
    A CALLED MEETING OF THE HENRY COUNTY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY WILL BE HELD THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 AT 1:00 P.M. AT THE HENRY COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LOCATED AT 1709 HWY 20 W. MCDONOUGH, GA 30253. 
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  • HCDA Called Meeting Notice - September 22, 2017
    A called meeting of the Henry County Development Authority will be held Friday, September 22, 2017 at 8:30 A.M. at the Henry County Chamber Of Commerce located at 1709 Hwy 20 W. McDonough, GA 30253.  
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  • HCDA Called Meeting Notice - September 21, 2017
    A Called Meeting of The Henry County Development Authority will be held Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at The Henry County Chamber Of Commerce located at 1709 Hwy 20 W. McDonough, GA 30253.  
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  • HCDA Called Meeting Notice - September 14, 2017
    A Called Meeting of the Henry County Development Authority will be held at 9:00 A.M. Thursday, September 14, 2017 in the Development Authority offices located at 125 Westridge Industrial Boulevard, McDonough, GA 30253.
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  • HCDA Meeting Notice - September 7, 2017
    The Henry County Development Authority meeting will be held at 9:00 A.M. Thursday, September 7, 2017 in the Development Authority offices located at 125 Westridge Industrial Boulevard, McDonough, GA 30253.
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  • German Supermarket Lidl to Locate on Joneboro Road
    German-based supermarket chain Lidl is expected to bring some competition to grocers along Jonesboro Road in McDonough next year.
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  • Groundbreaking Ceremony Announced for McDonough High and Middle
    Ground is set to officially be broken on September 6 for the new McDonough High School and McDonough Middle School.
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  • Burris Logistics Hosts Open House
    Burris McDonough PRW Plus held its first "Open House" event last week focused on the retention and value of previous Burris talent. 
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  • HCDA Meeting Notice - August 3, 2017
    The Henry County Development Authority meeting will be held at 9:00 A.M. Thursday, August 3, 2017 in the Development Authority offices located at 125 Westridge Industrial Boulevard, McDonough, GA 30253.
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  • HCDA Meeting Reschedule Notice – July 13, 2017
    The Henry County Development Authority meeting originally scheduled for 9:00 a.m. Thursday, July 6, 2017 is rescheduled for 9:00 a.m. Thursday July 13, 2017 in the Development Authority offices located at 125 Westridge Industrial Boulevard, McDonough, GA 30253.
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  • HCDA Meeting Notice - June 1, 2017
    The Henry County Development Authority meeting will be held at 9:00 A.M. Thursday, June 1, 2017 in the Development Authority offices located at 125 Westridge Industrial Boulevard, McDonough, GA 30253.
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  • Southern Crescent Technical College Breaks Ground on Building B
    On Thursday, May 18th, the Henry County Development Authority, along with a host of other community, business, and education leaders, attended the groundbreaking of Building B at Southern Crescent Technical College's Henry County Center in McDonough!
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  • Plans for Groundbreaking Announced for Building B at the Henry County Center
    Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) has recently announced plans to hold a Groundbreaking Celebration for Building B at the Henry County Center to be held on May 18, 2017 at 9:30 am.
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  • HCDA Meeting Notice - May 4, 2017
    The Henry County Development Authority meeting will be held at 9:00 A.M. Thursday, May 4, 2017 in the Development Authority offices located at 125 Westridge Industrial Boulevard, McDonough, GA 30253.
    Henry County Celebrates Manufacturing Appreciation Week
    This week the Henry County Development Authority will be spotlighting “Made in Henry” products and the companies that have manufacturing facilities in our community. 
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  • Get to Know the Henry County Academy for Advanced Studies
    The Henry County Career Academy is a leader in giving students the opportunity for hands-on work while in school. Get to know the Henry County Academy for Advanced Studies with this Georgia@Work blog and video.
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  • Meet the Newest Addition to HCDA's Board of Directors
    Join the Henry County Development Authority in welcoming Pierre Clements to our Board of Directors. Pierre O. Clements was appointed by Commissioner Bruce Holmes to be his new representative on the Henry County Development Authority, filling an unexpired term that ends Dec. 31, 2018. Clements (Representing District 5) was sworn in by Judge Kelley Powell, Henry County Probate Cour...
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  • 2017 Atlanta Metro Export Challenge is Now Open
    The 2017 Atlanta Metro Export Challenge (Atlanta MEC) powered by Chase Bank and UPS is now open.  Like last year, metro Atlanta companies will be eligible to receive $5,000 grants to help them expand and build their export capacity and activity
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  • Luxottica Group to Host Job Fair
    Luxottica Group recently announced that they will create 1,000 jobs by expanding their Henry County presence. The company is looking to hire Manufacturing Associate Technicians and will hold a job fair on March 21st from 12 pm - 7 pm.
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  • Luxottica Group to Create 1,000 jobs in Henry County
    Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Luxottica Group, a leading eyewear designer, manufacturer and distributor, will create 1,000 jobs with the expansion of its North American distribution facility in Henry County by the end of 2017.
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  • Burris Logistics Holds Groundbreaking for Henry County Facility
    Burris Logistics, a provider of public refrigerated warehousing and freight consolidation services, held a groundbreaking ceremony today for their new 250,000 square foot Henry County facility.
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  • Burris Logistics to Build New Georgia Warehouse
    Burris Logistics, a provider of public refrigerated warehousing and freight consolidation services, announced today that it has successfully completed the purchase of a 55-­acre property at 350 King Mill Road in McDonough, Georgia. 
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  • HCDA Meeting Notice - April 6, 2017
    The Henry County Development Authority meeting will be held at 9:00 A.M. Thursday, April 6, 2017 in the Development Authority offices located at 125 Westridge Industrial Boulevard, McDonough, GA 30253.
    HCDA Meeting Notice - March 2, 2017
    The Henry County Development Authority meeting will be held at 9:00 A.M. Thursday, March 2, 2017 in the Development Authority offices located at 125 Westridge Industrial Boulevard, McDonough, GA 30253.
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  • HCDA Planning Session Meeting Notice - February 23, 2017
    The Henry County Development Authority will hold a planning session on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 9:30 am at the Henry County Chamber of Commerce located at 1709 Highway 20 W., McDonough, GA 30253.
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  • Georgia’s First Reversible Toll Lanes Set to Open Saturday in Henry County
    The I-75 South Metro Express Lanes, the first reversible toll lane project in Georgia, is set to open Saturday
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  • HCDA Meeting Notice - February 2, 2017
    The Henry County Development Authority meeting will be held at 9:00 A.M. Thursday, February 2, 2017 in the Development Authority offices located at 125 Westridge Industrial Boulevard, McDonough, GA 30253.
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  • Henry County Day at the Capitol
    Citizens and government, community and business leaders showed up in big numbers for Henry County Day at the Capitol on Monday, January 23rd. 
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  • The Henry County Development Authority Welcomes New Board Members
    The Henry County Development Authority welcomed its newest board members as David Linton (representing District 2) and David Gill (representing District 4) were sworn in by Judge Kelley Powell, Henry County Probate Court at the Authority's board meeting held on January 5, 2017.
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  • Mercer University Hosts “New Year – New Beginnings” Breakfast for Community Leaders
    To demonstrate their commitment to serving the people and leadership in every community they offer programs, Mercer University recently held a “New Year – New Beginnings” Breakfast at their Henry County Regional Academic Center to discuss possibilities for Mercer to serve Henry County residents.  More than 30 community, business, and educational leaders were in attendance...
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  • HCDA Meeting Notice - January 5, 2017
    The Henry County Development Authority meeting will be held at 9:00 A.M. Thursday, January 5, 2017 in the Development Authority offices located at 125 Westridge Industrial Boulevard, McDonough, GA 30253.
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  • Hampton Factory Makes 100 Years of History
    The power behind power companies may be suppliers like Hampton’s Southern States Corp., which hit triple-digit history this year.
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  • McDonough Company Drives Business with New Venture
    McDonough-based Bennett International Group LLC recently announced it added a new company to its portfolio of shipping and supply chain management providers.
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  • HCDA Meeting Notice - December 1, 2016
    The Henry County Development Authority meeting will be held at 9:00 A.M. Thursday, December 1, 2016 in the Development Authority offices located at 125 Westridge Industrial Boulevard, McDonough, GA 30253.
    City of McDonough Presents $1 Million for Southern Crescent Tech Expansion
    The city of McDonough has given its $1 million portion of funding for the construction of a second building on the McDonough campus of Southern Crescent Technical College.
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  • E-Commerce to Create 300 Jobs in McDonough by 2018
    Two online retailers are together creating more than 300 new jobs and investing more than $60 million in Henry County in the next few years.
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  • Henry County Officials Celebrate Phase 2 of Henry County Airport Expansion
    Henry County officials celebrated Phase 2 of the Henry County Airport expansion Tuesday afternoon with a groundbreaking ceremony.
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  • Manufacturers Discuss GA CATT Apprenticeship Program
    Local manufacturers gathered yesterday at the Henry County Academy for Advanced Studies to learn more about the Georgia Consortium for Advanced Technical Training (GA CATT) program. This German style apprenticeship program mixes hands-on experience with in-class study and conceptual learning. 
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  • HCDA Meeting Notice - November 3, 2016
    The Henry County Development Authority meeting will be held at 9:00 AM Thursday, November 3, 2016 in the Development Authority offices located at 125 Westridge Industrial Boulevard, McDonough, GA 30253.
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  • Bennett International Group Ranked # 1
    Ranked by 2015 companywide revenue, Bennett International Group LLC leads Women-Owned Firms with $327.78 million in revenue last year.
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  • Piedmont Henry Hospital announces new leadership
    Piedmont Henry Hospital has announced new leadership amid the impending retirement of President and Chief Executive Officer Charlie Scott.
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  • Wayfair to Create More Than 150 Jobs in Henry County
    The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) today announced that Wayfair, one of the world’s largest e-commerce destinations for home furnishings and décor, will locate their newest distribution center in a recently completed spec building in Henry County, generating more than 150 new jobs and driving significant investment over the next two years.
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  • Tory Burch to Create More Than 150 Jobs in Henry County
    Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Tory Burch LLC, a leading American lifestyle brand, will create more than 150 jobs and invest more than $60 million in a Henry County facility by 2020.
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  • Central Georgia EMC Donates Funds to Henry County
    Central Georgia EMC, an electric membership cooperative headquartered in Jackson, presented checks this week to the Henry County Board of Education, Henry County Development Authority and the Henry County Chamber of Commerce totaling $33,600 for community and economic development activities. The funds come from unclaimed capital credits that remain with Central Georgia EMC after five years.
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  • HCDA Meeting Notice - October 6, 2016
    The Henry County Development Authority meeting will be held at 9:00 A.M. Thursday, October 6, 2016 in the Development Authority offices located at 125 Westridge Industrial Boulevard, McDonough, GA 30253.
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  • HCDA Receives Digital Economic Development Certifications
    Leah Brown, Director of Existing Industry & Marketing with the Henry County Development Authority recently completed a Digital Economic Development University training program earning her a Digital Economic Development Executive certification.
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  • Henry County’s Expansion of Atlanta South Regional Airport Moves Step Closer
    Henry County is preparing to roll out Phase 2 of the Atlanta South Regional Airport expansion project.

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  • HCDA Meeting Notice -Joint Educational Meeting with the Henry County Board Of Assessors - September 8, 2016
    The Henry County Development Authority will participate in a Joint Educational Meeting with the Henry County Board Of Assessors which will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 9:00 A.M. at the Henry County Chamber Of Commerce located at 1709 Highway 20 West, McDonough, GA 30253.
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  • Construction of a medical facility underway in Locust Grove
    A medical complex is underway in the city of Locust Grove, though no tenant has yet been named.
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  • Henry County Teacher Earns Presidential Honor
    Amanda Cavin, Union Grove Elementary School Assistant Principal, has been named a recipient of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
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  • HCDA Meeting Notice - September 1, 2016
    The Henry County Development Authority meeting will be held at 9:00 A.M. Thursday, September 1, 2016 in the Development Authority offices located at 125 Westridge Industrial Boulevard, McDonough, GA 30253.
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  • AT&T to Expand 4G LTE Service to Henry and Clayton Counties
    AT&T is poised to expand its 4G LTE service in Clayton and Henry counties.
    According to a press release from the telecom company, the network expansion is in response to consumer demand and will add more capacity to its 4G LTE network in Henry County as well as in Ellenwood, Forest Park, Jonesboro, Lake City, Morrow and Riverdale.
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  • HCDA Meeting Notice - August 4, 2016
    The Henry County Development Authority meeting will be held at 9:00 A.M. Thursday, August 4, 2016 in the Development Authority offices located at 125 Westridge Industrial Boulevard, McDonough, GA 30253.
     
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  • Metro Water District recognizes Henry County Water Authority for public outreach and education
    The Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District has bestowed its inaugural STREAM Awards for public education and the Henry County Water Authority made the cut.
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  • Piedmont Henry Hospital celebrates successful emergency room renovation
    Piedmont Henry Hospital recently completed a $3.2 million renovation to its emergency department.
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  • Snapping Shoals EMC Donates Funds to HCDA
    Snapping Shoals EMC recently awarded $5,000 to the Henry County Development Authority. The funds were allocated from the co-op’s unclaimed capital credits and will be used by the group in several areas.
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  • HCDA Meeting Notice - July 7, 2016
    The Henry County Development Authority meeting will be held at 9:00 A.M. Thursday, July 7, 2016 in the Development Authority offices located at 125 Westridge Industrial Boulevard, McDonough, GA 30253.
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  • Henry County Receives Funding for Park-and-Ride Lot
    Gov. Nathan Deal announced $75 million in state transit awards on Wednesday, and Henry County will be receiving some of it.
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  • Georgia United Credit Union Holds Grand Opening - Student Run Branch
    Georgia United Credit Union held Open House at their newest branch location at 401 E. Tomlinson Street in McDonough with local dignitaries, refreshments and giveaways. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to officially welcome the community to this unique branch location.
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  • One Henry & Clayton State Tech & Tea Networking Reception
    The One Henry/ Clayton State Tech & Tea Networking Reception will be an opportunity for technology consumers and producers in the South Metro Area to network with the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG).
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  • Summit Racing Job Fair
    Summit Racing Equipment is looking people passionate about assisting others with their automotive needs to fill immediate openings in our call center for Inbound Phone Sales.
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  • Henry County Water Authority sweeps statewide Plant of the Year awards
    The Henry County Water Authority recently had a clean sweep of awards during the Spring Conference of the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP), a conference awarding and recognizing the best water utilities in the state.
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  • Upcoming International Trade Opportunities
    The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) invites Georgia companies and organizations to participate in the following international trade opportunities. 
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  • HCDA Meeting Notice - June 2, 2016
    The Henry County Development Authority meeting will be held at 9:00 A.M. Thursday, June 2, 2016 in the Development Authority offices located at 125 Westridge Industrial Boulevard, McDonough, GA 30253.
    Cabela’s to locate at Jodeco Atlanta South
    Cabela’s is the first retailer to announce plans to locate at the upcoming Jodeco Atlanta South development.
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  • HCDA Meeting Notice - May 5, 2016
    The Henry County Development Authority meeting will be held at 9:00 A.M. Thursday, May 5, 2016 in the Development Authority offices located at 125 Westridge Industrial Boulevard, McDonough, GA 30253.
    Hampton Officials Approve Enterprise Zone to Attract Business
    More businesses are anticipated to come to the city of Hampton after council members approved the creation of an enterprise zone on Tuesday.
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  • "MADE IN HENRY" - Celebrating Henry County Manufacturers
    During the month of April, the Henry County Development Authority, HCDA, will be spotlighting “Made in Henry” products and the companies that have manufacturing facilities in our community. Included in our “Made in Henry” spotlight will be proclamations issued by the Henry County Board of Commissioners, each municipality and our key community partners expressing their su...
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  • Comcast Continues 10-Gigabit Network Deployment across Greater Atlanta
    Comcast Business today announced it has begun constructing a fiber network capable of delivering 10-gigabit speeds to Stockbridge’s bus...
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  • Henry County Schools Accredited by AdvancED
    Henry County Schools has again been accredited by AdvancED, the global leader in providing continuous improvement and accreditation services to over 32,000 institutions across the world.
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  • HCDA Meeting Notice - April 6, 2016
    The Henry County Development Authority meeting will be held at 9:00 A.M. Thursday, April 6, 2016 in the Development Authority offices located at 125 Westridge Industrial Boulevard, McDonough, GA 30253.
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  • Hilton Launches Tru Brand in McDonough, GA
    Hilton Worldwide began construction of its first Tru by Hilton property with a groundbreaking Tuesday in McDonough, GA.
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  • HCDA Meeting Notice - March 3, 2016
    The Henry County Development Authority meeting will be held at 9:00 A.M. Thursday, February 4, 2015 in the Development Authority offices located at 125 Westridge Industrial Boulevard, McDonough, GA 30253.
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  • Upscale Retail and Residential Development Planned for Jodeco Road
    The start of 2016 has been booming with plans for development in Henry County.
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  • Chamber of Commerce awards ‘influential’ residents, business owners
    Each year the Henry County Chamber of Commerce recognizes excellence by presenting awards to recipients chosen for their exemplary leadership and dedication to improving our community.
     
    Some of the county’s most influential residents and business owners were honored Feb. 6 at the chamber’s 49th Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner.
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  • HCDA Meeting Notice - February 4, 2016
    The Henry County Development Authority meeting will be held at 9:00 A.M. Thursday, February 4, 2015 in the Development Authority offices located at 125 Westridge Industrial Boulevard, McDonough, GA 30253.
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  • Community Leaders Launch “One Henry” Economic Effort
    One Henry, a community and business effort centered on people, partnerships, and economic prosperity, was first discussed in its infancy at the Henry County Chamber of Commerce’s Intergovernmental Retreat two years ago.  The impetus for the effort was to build on the positive things already taking place in Henry County while providing more opportunities for the county’s continu...
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  • HCDA Elects New Officers
    The Henry County Development Authority held elections for officers at its January Board of Directors meeting.
    HCDA Meeting Notice Reschedule - Jan. 7, 2016
    In lieu of the regularly scheduled meeting, the Henry County Development Authority will hold a planning retreat on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at the Georgia resource center located at 75 Fifth Street NW Suite 150, Atlanta, GA 30308.  A short business meeting will be held prior to the start of the planning session.
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  • HCDA Meeting Notice - December 3, 2015
    The Henry County Development Authority meeting will be held at 9:00 A.M. Thursday, December 3, 2015 in the Development Authority offices located at 125 Westridge Industrial Boulevard, McDonough, GA 30253.
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  • Georgia Ranked Number 1 State in U.S. for Business

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that Georgia has been named the No. 1 state in the nation in which to do business for the third consecutive year by Site Selection magazine, a leading economic devel...

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  • Central Georgia EMC Distributes Money to Henry County
    Central Georgia EMC’s Warren E. Holder presented checks to the Henry County Board of Education, Henry County Development Authority and the Henry County Chamber of Commerce totaling $28,200 for community and economic development activities.
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  • Atlanta Motor Speedway is State's Most Instagrammed Spot
    Smartphone owners and 300 million monthly users of photo-sharing app Instagram combined to bring Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton a new honor. According to travel website Busbud, the speedway took Georgia’s top spot in a survey of the “most Instagrammed locations” in every state.
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  • HCDA Meeting Notice - November 5, 2015
    The Henry County Development Authority meeting will be held at 9:00 A.M. Thursday, November 5, 2015 in the Development Authority offices located at 125 Westridge Industrial Boulevard, McDonough, GA 30253.
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  • HCDA October Meeting Reschedule Notice
    The Henry County Development Authority meeting originally scheduled for 9:00 a.m. Thursday, October 1, 2015 is rescheduled for 9:00 a.m. Thursday October 8, 2015 in the Development Authority offices located at 125 Westridge Industrial Parkway...
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  • HCDA Hosts Existing Industry Luncheon at the Academy for Advanced Studies
    On September 16, 2015, the Henry County Development Authority hosted our Existing Industry Luncheon at the Academy for Advanced Studies and were pleased to hear from Mark Andrews, Vice President of Economic Development of Southern Crescent Technical College about the great things they are doing in Henry County. John Uesseler, CEO of the Academy for Advanced Studies, also spoke at our lunch...
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  • Henry County CVB recognized for Best Tourism Marketing Campaign
    Henry County Convention and Visitors Bureau, a tourism promotion organization, has received a prestigious Southeast Tourism Society Shining Example Award for the Best Marketing Campaign for ITS Treasure App and associated treasure themed marketing.
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  • Snapping Shoals EMC Donates Funds to HCDA
    Snapping Shoals EMC recently awarded $3,000 to the Henry County Development Authority. The funds were allocated from the co-op’s unclaimed capital credits and will be used by the group in several areas.
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  • I-75 South Metro Express Lanes Project Update
    The Henry County Development Authority received an update on the I-75 South Metro Express Lanes project from the Georgia Department of Transportation at its September Board of Directors meeting.
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  • HCDA Meeting Notice - September 3, 2015
    The Henry County Development Authority meeting will be held at 9:00 A.M. Thursday, September 3, 2015 in the Development Authority offices located at 125 Westridge Industrial Boulevard, McDonough, GA 30253.
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  • HCDA to Host Social Media Luncheon
    The Henry County Development Authority invites all business owners to attend our second in a series of four business luncheons!  Our second business luncheon in Henry County will take place on August 25th at Seasons Bistr...
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  • Mercer Wins Federal Grant for McDonough Center
    Leaders at Mercer University say recently announced federal funding will help students in Henry County be able to explore new educational avenues. The university has received a $1.1 million Student Support Services grant from the U.S. Department of Education, to assist with financial literacy, retention and graduation efforts. 
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  • GDECD'S Upcoming International Trade Opportunities
    The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) invites Georgia companies and organizations to participate in the following international trade opportunities. 
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  • Henry County Schools Granted More Funds for Personalized Learning
    Henry County Schools learned recently they would be receiving $3.9 million in grant funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to continue with the district’s 2020 vision of bringing personalized learning to every school.
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  • HCDA Meeting Notice
    The Henry County Development Authority meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, August 6, 2015 in the Development Authority offices located at 125 Westridge Industrial Boulevard, McDonough, GA 30253.
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  • State Seeks Further Input from Georgia Businesses to Identify Workforce Needs
    The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Workforce division launched a High Demand Career Initiative (HDCI) interactive tool on Georgia.org today.  Through the new HDCI assessment, the state is seeking input from Georgia employers, of all sizes, to better identify workforce needs now and in the future.
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  • HCWA Awards Include Best Tasting Water in Georgia
    Judges from the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) selected HCWA as having the Best Tasting Drinking Water in Georgia during the recent Spring Conference in Macon.
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  • GDECD'S Upcoming International Trade Opportunities - July 2015
    The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) invites Georgia companies and organizations to participate in the following international trade opportunities. 
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  • HCDA Meeting Reschedule Notice
    The Henry County Development Authority meeting originally scheduled for 9:00 a.m. Thursday, July 2, 2015 is rescheduled for 9:00 a.m. Thursday July 9, 2015 in the Development Authority offices located at 125 Westridge Industrial Parkway, Mcdonough, GA 30253.
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  • Join Us For Our June Business Luncheon
    The Henry County Development Authority invites the community to attend our June Business Luncheon! The first in our series of four business luncheons in Henry County will take place on June 17 at Seasons Bistro from 11:30 AM - 1 PM. The June topic is “Why Luck Matters in Business, But Not in the Way You Expect,” and will be presented by Lon Langston.
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  • HCDA Meeting Reschedule Notice
    The Henry County Development Authority meeting originally scheduled for 9:00 a.m. Thursday, June 4, 2015 is rescheduled for 9:00 a.m. Thursday June 11, 2015 in the Development Authority offices located at 125 Westridge Industrial Parkway, McDonough, GA 30253.
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  • Union Grove, Dutchtown Get National Accolades
    Union Grove High received the 2015 America’s Best High Schools rankings Silver Award from U.S. News & World Report, while Dutchtown High earned the publication’s Bronze Award.
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  • HCDA Welcomes Nadia Faucette as Newest Board Member
    Nadia Faucette was sworn in at the Henry County Development  Authority Board of Director's May meeting as the authority's newest board member.
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  • Georgia Manufacturing Appreciation Week - April 13-17th
    The Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Technical College System of Georgia have developed Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW) for the state of Georgia! Manufacturing Appreciation Week will be celebrated April 13-17, 2015.  
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  • Norfolk Southern Expands its 'Railroad University' Operations Training Center
    Norfolk Southern Corporation today held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the expansion of its "Railroad University" and redoubled its commitment to superior transportation services for its present and future rail customers.
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  • Spring is in the air here in Henry County!
    The official first day of spring is Friday, March 20th! Spring makes us think of warmer weather, sunshine, flowers blooming, Easter eggs, swimming, vacations, and graduations. Experience spring at one of the many events offered here in Henry County. 
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  • Henry County to Hold Seminar and Networking Session on Doing Business with the County
    Each year Henry County Government awards millions of dollars in contracts to companies for a variety of projects, including capital and transportation projects, infrastructure, human services and more. There is no secret to doing business with Henry County Government, but taking advantage of available opportunities and being aware of the open and transparent procurement process is critical to m...
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  • Henry County High Schools Receive AP Honors
    State School Superintendent Richard Woods recently recognized eight Henry County public high schools for achievements in their Advanced Placement programs and 2014 test results. 
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  • Four Days of Racing Coming to Atlanta Motor Speedway
    Race fans are gearing up for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway (located in Henry County, GA) Feb. 26th through March 1st.
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  • Georgia Small Business Week: Why Small Businesses Matter in Henry County
    Governor Nathan Deal recently proclaimed the third week in February (February 16-20, 2015) as Georgia Small Business Week! This week is organized by the Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Economic Developers Association. 
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  • HCDA's Executive Director to Serve as Speaker at Town Hall Meeting
    HCDA's Executive Director, Charlie Moseley, will serve as part of a panel at a Town Hall meeting on Saturday, February 21st  hosted by District V Commissioner Bruce Holmes, in collaboration with the City of Stockbridge. The Town Hall meeting, beginning at 9 am, will be held at the Merle Manders Conference Center in Stockbridge and will feature presentations on the state of the county a...
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  • Henry County Day at the Capitol Scheduled for February 26th
    Join the Henry County Chamber of Commerce, the Henry County Development Authority, government, civic and business leaders, and citizens as we make a Henry County presence at the state Capitol on February 26, 2015.
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  • Georgia Small Business Week Announced Feb. 16th-20th
    Governor Nathan Deal will proclaim the third week in February 2015 (February 16-20, 2015) as Georgia Small Business Week.
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  • Henry County Students Honored for Academic Achievement
    The Henry County Development Authority was proud to be among several other business and community and civic organizations that served as sponsors for the the 2015  Read More...
  • HCDA Elects Officers for 2015
    The Henry County Development Authority held elections for officers at its February Board of Directors meeting.
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  • Upcoming Opportunities with GDEcD International Trade

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) is pleased to invite Georgia companies and organizations to participate in the following international trade opportunities. 

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  • Bob White honored for work at the Henry County Development Authority
    Colleagues and friends of Bob White filled the Hudgins Room a the Henry County Chamber of Commerce for a special farewell and appreciation reception.
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  • Symphony at Eagle's Landing Breaks Ground in Stockbridge, Georgia
    Symphony Senior Communities, LLC, an Atlanta-based company specializing in the development and operation of luxury senior housing communities, announces the Phase I groundbreaking for their flagship Symphony at Eagle's Landing Senior Community, located in Eagle's Landing, Stockbridge, Georgia.
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  • HCDA Welcomes Newest Board Member Harrice Moore
    Harrice Moore was sworn in by Judge Kelley Powell, Henry County Probate Court, as HCDA's newest board member at the authority's board meeting held on January 8, 2015.
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  • HCDA Appoints Charlie Moseley as New Executive Director
    The Henry County Development Authority named a new executive director Tuesday during a called meeting.
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  • New Businesses Abound in 2014
    Vacant spaces were filled and new spaces were created in 2014, perhaps foreshadowing renewed economic growth in the retail and restaurant sectors for Henry County.
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  • HCDA Hosts the Leadership Henry Class of 2015 for Economic Development Day
    The Henry County Development Authority hosted the Leadership Henry Class of 2015 for Economic Development Day on December 10th.  
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  • HCDA Gives Thanks for Local Companies Who are Giving Back
    With the Thanksgiving holiday just around the corner, the Henry County Development Authority launched a social media campaign to spotlight area companies (large and small) who are giving back to the community.
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  • Officials Dedicate and Open Academy for Advanced Studies Addition
    A cross-section of state and local leaders gathered outside Henry County High to dedicate the 56,000-square feet addition, now complete with high-tech labs and classrooms.
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  • Pannatoni Adds Fuel to Atlanta's Industrial Spec Boom
    Panattoni, with investment money from MetLife, is moving forward on a 750k SF spec distribution center at Lambert Farms Logistics Park, the latest in a string of more than 2.5M SF of such projects announced in the past few weeks.
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  • Project Agreement Signed in Henry County for Savannah Harbor Deepening
    Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) have signed a Project Partnership Agreement (PPA), allowing construction on the long-awaited Savannah Harbor Expansion Project to begin.
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  • Ground Broken On I-75 Managed Express Lanes
    The I-75 corridor between Ga. 138 and Ga. 155 in Henry and Clayton Counties will become the latest area to see reversible managed express lanes when the toll routes open in winter 2017. The lanes already exist on I-85 in Gwinnett County and they are being added on I-75 in Cobb County. The southside section will also include a short stretch of I-675 between I-75 and Ga. 138.<br />
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  • Goya Foods Unveils New Distribution Center in McDonough
    Goya Foods, America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, has opened a new state-of-the-art facility in McDonough that will be the main distribution center for Georgia and support the company’s South Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama operations.
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  • TSYS to Create 450 Jobs in McDonough
    Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that TSYS, a global payments company headquartered in Columbus, will create up to 450 jobs through a new contact center in Henry County.
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  • Third Media Outlet Ranks Georgia No. 1 for Business
    Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Area Development magazine has ranked Georgia as the No. 1 place in the nation in which to do business. Area Development is a leading executive magazine covering corporate site selection and relocation.
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  • Snapping Shoals EMC Donates Funds to HCDA
    Snapping Shoals EMC recently awarded $5,000 to the Henry County Development Authority. The funds were allocated from the co-op’s unclaimed capital credits and will be used by the group in several areas.

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  • Exclusive Tour of Home Depot's New E-Commerce Fulfillment Center
    Frank Blake, Home Depot's CEO, takes Fortune on an exclusive tour of the company's new e-commerce fulfillment center.
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  • The Southern Crescent Technical College Henry County Center Hosts Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting
    Elected officials, community and business leaders and representatives from Southern Crescent Technical College gathered at the entrance of the Henry County Center on July 17, 2014 to celebrate its grand opening.  
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  • CNBC Names Georgia No. 1 for Business
    Gov. Nathan Deal today celebrated the announcement by CNBC, a world-leading news source for business and financial information, that it has named Georgia as the No. 1 place for business in the nation.  
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  • Georgia Named No. 1 Most Competitive State in the Nation
    Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that Georgia was named the No. 1 most competitive state in the nation by Site Selection magazine.
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  • AT&T Recognizes McDonough for its Fiber Network
    McDonough has been selected as one of 10 metro Atlanta cities to receive a high speed internet access system. AT&T has announced a major initiative to expand its ultra-fast fiber network to up to 100 candidate cities and municipalities nationwide, including McDonough.
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  • Home Depot to Focus Less on Store Openings, More on Internet Sales
    The Home Depot&nbsp;has for decades grown by adding stores. Now, the Atlanta-based home improvement giant is turning away from opening stores and looking to internet sales for growth.&nbsp;This year, The Home Depot will open two distribution centers and only one store, reports&nbsp;The Wall Street Journal.<br />
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  • HCDA Chairman, William L. Herndon, serves at Georgia State Senate's Chaplain for a Day
    Sen. Rick Jeffares (R-McDonough) and Lt. Governor Casey Cagle welcomed Rev. William L. Herndon, pastor of Porterdale Presbyterian Church to serve as Chaplian of the Day on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 in the Georgia State Senate.
    Rev. Herndon is the head pastor at Porterdale Presbyterian Church in Newton County. He is also actively engaged in his local community, serving as the Chair of the Hen...
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  • The Home Depot Opens Direct Fulfillment Center in Locust Grove, GA
    The Home Depot officially opened its Direct Fulfillment Center Monday with hundreds in attendance including Rep. Lynn Westmoreland and Sen. Johnny Isakson.
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  • Fairview Medical Center Moving Forward in North Henry
    North Henry County is on track for a transformation that will bring jobs, opportunities and medical resources to the Fairview area, including continued progress on the Fairview Medical Center project and the Fairview Road Widening Project.
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Leah Brown
Director of Marketing and Existing Industry
Leah Brown works with Henry County’s primary businesses to help problem solve, discuss potential expansion opportunities and advise clients on any applicable resources and support available. Leah also leads HCDA's marketing efforts. Prior to joining the Authority, Leah worked for the Macon Economic Development Commission as the Manager of Industry and Business and as Projects Manager. Leah holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia College & State University and a Masters of Public Administriation degree from the University of Georgia
Terry Collins
Office Manager
Terry has been a resident of Henry County since 1985. She was employed by the Henry County Board of Education for 11 years prior to joining the Henry County Board of Commissioners in 2001. Terry has served as Executive Assistant and Office Manager for the Henry County Development Authority since 2010.