Posted On: June 19, 2022

Amy Minnix is thrilled to have returned home. The Franklin County native and Ferrum College alum recently joined Franklin County’s Economic Development Team as the Economic Development Specialist. 

Amy began her career with The Willard Companies in Hardy, VA, where she spent 12 years before relocating to Florida. Comfortable in working in large and small business environments, Amy brings extensive experience in marketing, long-range planning, and business development in both the Florida and North Carolina markets. 

In her new role, Amy will assist with the creation and execution of upcoming economic initiatives within Franklin County as well as nurture the marketing initiatives to residents, businesses, and prospective newcomers to the county. 

What part of Franklin County do you live in? How long have you lived there?

My husband and I relocated to Florida and then North Carolina for a total of 10 years, but I have always considered Franklin County my home. Right now, I have had the good fortune to live on the same land that has been in my family for over 300 years. Soon, my husband and I will be relocating to our new “homestead” outside of Rocky Mount.

What’s your favorite part about living in Franklin County?

For me, my favorite part about living in Franklin County is being closer to family and friends again. My husband and I also love the variety of outdoor activities that Franklin County offers. We have Smith Mountain Lake, the Pigg River, Philpott Lake, several golf courses, great local events, and numerous parks to enjoy here. 

What do you do for fun outside of work?

I enjoy spending time with my husband and our Rat Terrier, Floyd. I also love to paint, craft, hike, and ride dirt bikes.  

What advice do you have for finding or meeting new people?

Don’t be shy and be present. It’s easy to meet new people with common interests if you go out and enjoy all the great events and activities that the county has to offer. 

What does #FranklinCountyShines mean to you?

To me, #FranklinCountyShines means shining a light on all of the great opportunities, wonderful community citizens, and great natural settings that our county has to offer. 

Franklin County Shines is a series about the people and places that make Franklin County one of the best places to live, work, and play. #FranklinCountyShines