Georgia Wins Silver Shovel Award!

hand-237143_1920.jpgArea Development covers the intersection of business, place and people, providing essential site selection, facility planning, economic and workforce development. Their 2016 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards recently recognized states that have garnered high-impact economic development projects. Georgia was the recipient of the Silver Shovel Award in the “States with Populations 8 to 12 Million” category. Michigan and North Carolina also received an award in this category.

“Georgia has one of the steadiest economies in the South, thanks to its diversity and state-led workforce development program. Most key industries have shown steady growth, including aerospace, agribusiness, automotive, data centers, energy, food processing, IT, life sciences, financial services, telecommunications, and headquarters.”

Over the past few years, Georgia has been recognized as the Number One State for Business, Number One State for Workforce, Number One for Labor Climate, and Number Two for Infrastructure and Global Access. Georgia has a workforce of over six million and growing!. Georgia also offers access to the busiest, most efficient passenger airport in the world, and the fourth-largest and fastest-growing container seaport in North America.

Positioned to serve as Metro Atlanta’s connector to global transportation and distribution, we are proud that Henry County is able to contribute to Georgia’s economy through our workforce development programs, higher education training, and professional services! Henry County community and industry leaders are dedicated to advancing the growth of our county’s key industries: Advanced Manufacturing, Healthcare Services, Logistics, and Professional Solutions.



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Georgia Department of Economic Development