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
F.J. “Josh” Fenn
Executive Director
Fenn previously served as Director of Business Development for ECS Southeast, LLP and held the President/Chief Executive Officer and director of economic development positions with the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce in Jefferson, Georgia. He also served in top leadership positions with the Development Authority of Bryan County in Pembroke, Georgia; Eastman-Dodge County Area Chamber of Commerce in Eastman, Georgia; and with the Downtown Waycross Development Authority in Waycross, Georgia. As a graduate of LaGrange College, Fenn is extremely active in the Georgia Economic Developers Association, Southern Economic Development Council, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties – Georgia Chapter, and the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors – Georgia Chapter. He is currently completing his final courses to become a Certified Economic Developer through the International Economic Development Council. The certification is the highest earned designation in the economic development field.
Leah Brown
Director of Existing Industry and Marketing
Leah Brown works with businesses who are considering a new location or expansion opportunity. She also assists Henry County’s primary businesses to problem solve, discuss potential expansion opportunities and advise clients on any applicable resources and support available in addition to leading 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 Administration degree from the University of Georgia.
Terry Collins
Executive Assistant
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.