Henry County Knows Business

Henry County has gained a solid reputation as one of the top sites for business locations and expansions in Georgia and the Southeast. In the heart of Georgia, Henry County is a piece of the state pie that has earned these favorable rankings in a wide array of business categories:

Georgia ranks #1 (5th year running) in US for best state for business (Site Selection, 10/17)

Georgia ranks #1 (4th year running) in US for best state for business and #1 in workforce development programs (Area Development, Q3 2017)

Henry’s Got Connections

In the southeast of the ninth largest metro region in the nation, Henry County boasts unique access to global transportation options for every business. Atlanta’s New South, Henry County, Georgia is located only 20 miles southeast of Atlanta’s business core.  Positioned to serve as Metro Atlanta’s connector to global transportation and distribution – minutes from Atlanta and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s busiest, and 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 and air and two days by truck to 80% 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 a low cost of living, top-rated public schools and various amenities.

Learn more about how your Henry County business will thrive here:

Henry County and its’ cities have a lot of history and have continued to grow since the Revolutionary War.

Find your business’s new location with the Henry County available site and building locator. 
Henry County, Georgia’s key industries, advanced manufacturing, healthcare services, logistics and professional solutions, are primed for expansion.
Henry County is proud to be home to a variety of companies and industries, including those that employ the most of our county’s residents. 
Henry County’s qualified workforce is trained by the nation's most renowned universities and technical schools.
Learn from Henry County companies why they choose Atlanta’s New South and how it helped their success story.
Living in Henry County, Georgia will prove to be the right move for you with its proximity to Atlanta and endless amenities.
See for yourself where Henry County businesses and economic assets are located.
Learn why Henry County is your company’s new home through these data sets and maps of the county’s demographics.
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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.