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Henry County wants to add film industry, data centers to portfolio


For more than a decade, Henry County has served as one of metro Atlanta’s distribution and manufacturing hubs. Now, it’s ready to branch out to attract a wider variety of businesses to the south metro community.

In his economic development update to Henry County Commissioners on Tuesday, Leonard Sledge said he wants to go after film projects, data centers and office parks to diversify Henry’s employment portfolio.

“The film and entertainment industry has been growing all around us,” said Sledge, the recently appointed executive director of Henry’s Development Authority. “In addition to that, there has been a boom in data center activity in the Atlanta metro area.

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