Henry County’s Key Industries
Primed for expansion in the following key industries, Henry County community and industry leaders are dedicated to advancing the growth of these industries as the county enhances its standing as a corporate hub.
Henry County has an impressive presence of advanced manufacturing companies, including Alpla and Southern States. Whether it’s spicing up the backyard BBQ with Ken’s BBQ sauce, sprucing up our homes with a little BEHR paint or enjoying nature in your Luxottica sunglasses, many are unaware that they are routinely using “Made in Henry” products.
Regional, national and international manufacturing companies alike are choosing Henry County, GA as their base of operations in Metro Atlanta and the Southeast.
HERE ARE THE TOP 5 REASONS WHY:
- Home to area workforce of 1.1 million + workers
- Less than 2 hours by air to 80% of the U.S. market
- Minutes from Atlanta and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s busiest.
- Atlanta Metro’s best access to the Port of Savannah
- A water surplus with capacity to support growth for 30+ year
Health Care Services 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 residents and visitors enjoy some of the finest healthcare services in the Atlanta region courtesy of Piedmont Henry Hospital, a full-service 215-bed not-for profit community hospital that is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. With more than 400 doctors on staff and nearly 500 nurses, Piedmont Henry Hospital provides 24-hour emergency care plus medical, surgical and diagnostic services.
With its great geographic location and topography, the metro’s best overall access to both the Port of Savannah and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and favorable tax consideration for e-commerce and logistics operations, Henry County has become one of the key supply chain and logistics and premiere e-commerce locations in the Southeastern USA. Twenty miles of Interstate 75 traverse the county with seven interchanges, and Interstate 675, which provides easy access to Interstate 85 and Interstate 20 via I-285, begins in the northern part of Henry County. From this strategic vantage point, Henry County is less than two days’ driving time to 80 percent of the U.S. population.
Henry’s existing strengths also include a robust logistics workforce and cadre of already existing companies. Henry County has experienced a substantial ten-year growth in wholesale trade and transportation employment driven by local advantages.
Wayfair, Tory Burch, Burris Logistics, U.S. Cold Storage, S&S Activewear, The Home Depot, John Deere, Whirlpool, PVH, Georgia Crown Distributing Company, Luxottica Retail Group, and Carter’s Inc., are among the list of businesses who have recognized Henry County as a premier location for their distribution and warehousing operations.
Henry County’s Professional Solutions target reflects the continued ascendance of service- and knowledge-based economic sectors in the U.S. economy. Customer Care, Business Services and Information Technology have been identified as holding high value for Henry County. Metro Atlanta attracts a high level of such activity.
Henry’s reputation as a place offering strong quality of life amenities, a reasonable cost of living, and top-rated public schools is undoubtedly an asset in attracting employees for management, business and financial occupations.
Henry County is home to Georgia Power Company’s Customer Care Center, which serves as the company’s primary call center and also houses technology, operations, training and back office functions. Henry’s newest addition in the Professional Solutions sector is TSYS, a global payments company headquartered in Columbus, Georgia. TSYS’s facility offers customer service, risk and fraud management, collections, dispute and chargeback servicing, back office support and full call center servicing solutions.