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Economic Development


The City of Stockbridge has the opportunity to capitalize on the city’s positioning and to promote it as the gateway into Henry County. As the Metro-Atlanta region continues to grow, and individuals are looking for areas to locate, the City’s easy access to the interstate system and overall affordability attracts new residents as an appealing place to live.


The City of Stockbridge is located in the northern part of Henry County, Georgia. The county has an area of approximately 331 square miles located in the Piedmont Section of northern Georgia and is surrounded by the counties of Butts, Clayton, Dekalb, Newton, Rockdale and Spalding Counties.   

Conveniently located 20 miles south of Atlanta and 12 miles east of the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Stockbridge is often recognized as the gateway to Henry County.

Stockbridge has an overall sense of community fostered through family friendly events and city-wide activities, as well as the city’s quiet and safe small town feel as assets contributing to their quality of life.

Supportive economic development, excellent public services and fabulous small town hospitality are all reasons why Stockbridge continues to enjoy tremendous growth. We take pride in our community and quality businesses.

Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s Stockbridge’s population surged by 750% infusing the community with talented workers and metropolitan wealth. The Renaissance Strategic Vision and Plan (RSVP), designed by UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government, harvested enthusiastic sentiments from a diverse cross section of the community, to depict a downtown master plan with a focused outlook for the future growth of Stockbridge.

Local development incentives:

Business License Fee ($35,000 max)

Each type of business is assigned to a profit class based on the profitability of that business category. The maximum annual business license fee is thirty-five thousand dollars ($35,000) with an annual additional twenty-five dollar ($25.00) processing fee.

The City's Economic Development Strategy is to:
    Enhance the City's Competitiveness and Maintain a Strong Economic Base
    Support Small Business Growth
    Position and Market Development Sites
    Support Downtown Business Attraction & Development of Stockbridge

Location (convenient to I-75,  285 and 675)

Available undeveloped land

Strong economic base

Stockbridge Major Employers:

Piedmont Henry Hospital – 2,050
Henry County Schools – 1,072
Walmart – 727
Publix – 268
Vulcan Materials – 250
Utility Trailer of Georgia – 150
Brandsmart USA – 104
Kohls – 94
City of Stockbridge – 87

Nearby Employers

Hartsfield-Jackson – 63,000

Delta Airlines – 6,000

Emory Hospital – 2,100

Fresh Express – 1,100

Southern Company – 766

Clayton State University – 750

Fed Ex Ground – 750

Saia Motor Freight Line Inc – 500

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Welcome HEGLA Corporation

The HEGLA Corporation breaks ground in Stockbridge

“Stockbridge offers a great location that has an ideal neighborhood and developed infrastructure that’s comparable to other locations producing great economic value,” said Elmar Zeidler, CEO of HEGLA, in a press release. “One of our main concerns was to keep the proximity to our current location to provide convenience to our valuable employees and being only a jump away from the airport. Our thanks to local and regional agencies and officials for the excellent support in helping to find a site that meets all of these requirements.”

Recent New Businesses Developments in Stockbridge
        (ROSI) Regenerative Orthopaedics & Spine Institute PC - 135 North Park Trail
         Super Suds Car Wash - 935 Eagle's Landing Parkway 

         Moe’s Southwest Grill - 1013 Eagle's Landing Parkway

Chicken Salad Chick - 1001 Eagle's Landing Parkway

Jersey Mike’s - 1009 Eagle's Landing Parkway

         Rock N Roll Sushi - 1580 Hudson Bridge Road

Coming Soon to Stockbridge
Best Western Plus Hotel - 1024 Hwy 138

         Tru-Hilton Hotel - 2725 Patrick Henry Blvd 

         Holiday Inn Express - 160 Country Club Drive

         Shops at Eagles Landing  - Patrick Henry Parkway

         Waste Industries Corporate Offices - 1280 Rum Creek Blvd.          

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Economic Development Director

Position is currently vacant
Economic Development Director






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