Ashley Hardin

Ashley Hardin, CEcD

Economic Development Administrator


The City of Perry maintains a thriving and diverse economic base anchored by superior transportation options, a robust workforce, and exemplary quality of life amenities. In Perry you will be able to operate a competitive business while employees and their families enjoy top-tier public schools, eighteen City parks, and a broad range of recreational, cultural, and historical opportunities.

Employer Business / Industry Type Number of Employees
Perdue Chicken Food Processing (Poultry) 2,267
Frito Lay Food Processing (Chips) 1,352
Houston County Board of Education Government (Schools) 763
Houston County Board of Commissioners Government (County) 429
Graphic Packaging International, Inc. Manufacturing (Paperboard) 341
Perry Hospital Health Care 232
Interfor Manufacturing (Wood Products) 183
Gilmer Warehouse and Logistics Logistics / Warehousing / Transportation 100
Southern Home Care Services Home Healthcare Services 168
Summer Hill Senior Living Healthcare 235
Advanced Drainage Systems Manufacturing 109
Walmart Retail 270
City of Perry Government 175