The economy of Henry County is driven by agriculture paired with a very diversified industrial base, led by Campbell Soup Company and its largest manufacturing facility in North America.
Industrial parks in Hamler, Holgate, Liberty Center and Napoleon offer choice sites for new business opportunities. Couple this with reasonable utility rates, proximity to excellent transportation resources, willing government leaders, solid educational facilities and a quality workforce, and you create a perfect formula for business relocations or startups. The Henry County Community Improvement Corporation was created to offer a central location for existing, and potential, businesses to access incentives and financial help along with assistance and support. Contact them at (419) 592-4637.
Henry County has a unique combination of a rural atmosphere and prosperous business surroundings, and its resources are enhanced by a strong workforce. Agriculture has left an indelible mark on Henry County, and it continues to be a vital part of the local economy. Hard work is part of our culture.
The Napoleon/Henry County Chamber of Commerce maintains a position of leadership by creating a pool of resources from which ideas, energy and finance can be drawn. The Chamber is also a resource center that provides information for business prospects, newcomers and visitors — including current demographic information. The Chamber has played a key role in the formation of the United Way of Henry County and the Henry County Community Foundation.
The Napoleon/Henry County Chamber of Commerce’s mission is “to provide the leadership that will encourage a quality environment that is conducive to the growth, development and economic prosperity of Henry County.” The Chamber seeks to accomplish its mission with an organization that fosters trust, respect and encourages a co-operative environment by providing a working climate where people share responsibilities, and accountability, for clearly defining goals and objectives.
Emphasis will be given to working with business, governmental entities, promoting education and providing meaningful services to its members throughout the county.