Bringing Business and Investment to Henry

The Henry County Development Authority was created in 1967 by a local amendment to the Georgia Constitution. Consisting of five members, representing the five geographic commissioner districts within the county, the Authority meets the first Thursday of each month at 9 a.m. at the Authority offices at 125 Westridge Industrial Blvd., Suite 101 in McDonough.

The Authority receives the majority of its operational funding from Henry County’s Board of Commissioners. Additional income is derived from fees associated with the issuance of Industrial Development Bonds (IDBs), the sale of Authority-owned property, and revenue from investments. An independent auditor reviews the Authority’s books and records annually.

Mission

The mission of the Henry County Development Authority is to promote economic development in Henry County through the attraction of new investment and jobs and the retention and expansion of existing industries.

Vision

Henry County’s global connections and skilled labor force become home to leading companies in diversified industries, making our county a dynamic place to live, work and play.

As the cornerstone of Atlanta’s New South, Henry County’s dynamic employers, modern industrial and office parks and sites, and exceptional quality of life offers a world-class workforce and a welcoming and diverse community, with 21st century infrastructure and extensive educational and career opportunities. 

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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.