Multimodal transportation in Henry County, Georgia

Henry County’s Multimodal Transportation

Atlanta’s New South, Henry County, is located only 20 miles southeast from downtown. Positioned to serve as metro Atlanta’s connector to global transportation and distribution, Henry County provides multimodal transportation opportunities for businesses of every size and reach. Henry County maps show its location as twenty miles from downtown Atlanta, and 30 miles from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport with easy access to interstate highways, national train systems, and global ports. Henry County is ready to connect your business to the world.

Multimodal transportation highlights:

  • 30 miles from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – the world’s busiest
  • Less than two hours away by air to 80 percent of the United States
  • Direct rail service from Norfolk Southern Railroad
  • Eight Interstate interchanges
  • Interstate 75, one of Atlanta’s main arteries that connects as far as Miami to Canada, runs through the heart of the county
  • I-75 South Metro Express Lanes, 12 miles of new interstate capacity that features reversible lanes, comes through Henry County
  • Best Metro Atlanta access to the Port of Savannah
  • Henry County Airport includes a 5,800 foot runway with GPS approaches to both arrival ends.
  • Henry County currently has several Xpress park-and-ride locations that provide commuters bus transportation to downtown Atlanta. 


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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.