Henry County, Georgia

A Prosperous Economy South of Atlanta

Henry County, Georgia, located only 20 miles southeast of Atlanta’s business core, is positioned to serve as Metro Atlanta’s connector to global advanced manufacturing, transportation and distribution and is minutes from Atlanta and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s busiest. With direct rail service from Norfolk Southern Railroad, and the metro’s best access to the Port of Savannah, you are less than two hours away by air and two days by truck to 80 percent of the United States.

Henry’s connections also include access to Atlanta’s 21st century talent pool and abundant higher education opportunities. Life in Georgia is grand, and in Henry County, your family and your business get the best of both worlds, including high quality and affordable housing, top-rated public schools and history with new developments.

The Henry County Development Authority

The Henry County Development Authority (HCDA) works to strengthen Henry County’s economy for our residents by building lasting relationships with local and national companies to ensure they locate in our area and create high-value jobs for Henry’s best. From retaining local companies in Henry to fostering new relationships and opportunities with companies looking to relocate or grow their operations into Henry County, the HCDA is connecting business in Atlanta’s new south. Focused on diversified industry, Henry is a competitive location for growing and established technology, healthcare, logistics, professional services and advanced manufacturing organizations.

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 8 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.


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.


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.

Explore the Henry County Development Authority:

Board of Directors

Meet our leadership team and learn why they think Henry County is best for business, here.

Programs & Services

Whether you’re an existing business in the area, or considering Henry County for the first time, we have programs and services that will help you succeed. Learn more.

HCDA Staff

Meet the team who is bringing new business opportunities and investment to Henry County, here.

HCDA Partners

The Authority works with many partners in the community to provide a strong economy and a high quality of life for our residents. Meet them here.

Contact Us

Connect with the Henry County Development Authority via email, phone and social media. Connect with us.