When it comes to opportunities for business and strong quality of life, Franklin County shines.
Franklin County Office of Economic Development is a connector of all the natural and human resources Franklin County has to offer.
About Franklin County Office of Economic Development
In 2012, The Franklin County Board of Supervisors committed to increasing investment in economic development for the region. They formed the Franklin County Office of Economic Development in January 2013. In its first decade, the Franklin County Office of Economic Development has:
- Created new jobs
- Secured grant funding
- Cultivated new and relocated businesses
Founded in 1785 and named for legendary inventor and statesman, Benjamin Franklin, Franklin County is a vibrant community with a storied past. The area began as a thoroughfare for early European immigrants traveling further west and south. A fragment of this famous route, known as the Carolina Road, still exists within Franklin County’s Waid Park. Civil rights pioneer Booker T. Washington was born in Franklin County, and his home has been transformed into an educational national monument and park. During prohibition, Franklin County also earned the distinction of being the “Moonshine capital of the world.” Moonshining exploits in Franklin County were so legendary that in 2012, Hollywood made a movie about it!
Meet the Team
The Franklin County Office of Economic Development includes a director and economic development specialist that work to attract, retain, and help businesses grow here.