Henry County, Georgia has a robust economy

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 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.

Explore the Henry County Development Authority:

  • Mission & Vision

    Learn what drives the Authority and how we’re growing Henry’s economy and enhancing the quality of life for Henry residents, here.

  • 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.

Connect With Us
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.
Jamal Lewis
Project Manager, Business Development
Before joining the HCDA team as Project Manager, Business Development, Jamal Lewis served as a Project Manager with the Georgia Department of Economic Development based on Atlanta. He joined the department in 2016 as Marketing Services Manager. Other positions held by Lewis include Marketing Manager, Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State College; owner of Billionaire Nation Marketing in Atlanta; and Sales and Marketing Analyst with Nsoro, Atlanta. He received his undergraduate degree in Sports Management and Marketing (2008) and Masters of Public Administration (2017) from Kennesaw State University.
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.

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