Henry County Business Resources

Henry’s got connections, and the Authority wants to share them with you. Join the hundreds of successful companies located in Henry County who understand everything they need for continued growth and quality of life is right here, in Atlanta’s new south.

Twenty miles from downtown Atlanta, 30 miles from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and easy access to interstate highways, national train systems, and global ports, Henry County is ready to connect your business to the world. Henry County is also connected to a 21st century workforce that is highly trained and skilled, ready to help your company thrive.

The Authority connects companies expanding their business, relocating their operations, or starting or growing a small business in the county to valuable resources. Our team of economic development professionals apply strategic and creative thinking to the projects they work with and ultimately help companies transition easily into Henry life with all their needs met.

For qualified companies looking to expand or open a Henry County location, the Authority offers many services at no cost. Among the greatest resources the Authority offers is business intelligence and assistance. Our team’s expertise comes from years spent living, working and helping hundreds of companies launch and manage successful enterprises in Henry County.

Learn more about the business resources available to you in Henry County:

Whether you’re an existing Henry County business, or considering Henry for the first time, we have programs and services that will help you succeed. 
Learn how Henry County can support your business by providing retention, expansion and relocation services.
Henry County is a Georgia designated “Entrepreneur Friendly” community. Check out the resources available for entrepreneurs.
Local incentives and Georgia tax credits, exemptions and job training incentives spell out why your new business location is in Henry County.
Our qualified workforce will provide your business with highly-skilled talent to help your company succeed.
Henry’s largest employers are proud to call Atlanta’s New South home.
See for yourself where Henry County businesses and economic assets are located. 
Connect With Us
Leonard Sledge
Executive Director
Leonard Sledge joined the Development Authority staff as Executive Director, following 4 years with the with the City of Hampton, Virginia as a Director of Economic Development. Leonard also served as the Director/Assistant Director for the College of William & Mary's Office of Economic Development. Leonard holds a Bachelor of General Science degree from Morehouse College, a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering Degree from Georgia Tech, and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. Leonard is active in professional economic development organizations including the Georgia Economic Developers Association.
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.