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 9 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.

Mission

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.

Vision

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. 

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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.