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These Acres are Green in more ways than one.

Franklin County offers the charms of rural life while still being in close proximity to the research, development, and educational assets that thrive in the nearby Raleigh-Durham metropolitan area and Research Triangle Park. With the presence of a strong infrastructure, healthcare services, educational opportunities, and an active community with business development incentives, Franklin County is coming into its own as an attractive site for a variety of businesses.

Companies such as Novozymes North America, Eaton Corporation, Palziv North America, K-Flex USA and Captive-Aire Systems, have found success with Franklin County locations. Favorable wage rates, unemployment insurance rates, and workers' compensation complement the strong work ethic of the people in the county.

Franklin County has a solid public school system, with an enrollment of approximately 8,510 students. Its satellite campus of Vance-Granville Community College, as well as Louisburg College, serves the population with a variety of programs. Franklin Regional Medical Center provides complete healthcare services, with 70 acute-care beds and a state-of-the-art emergency room facility. Assisted living facilities, nursing facilities, retirement and special care centers also are available.

In addition to Raleigh-Durham International Airport's proximity, air transportation in the county is enhanced by a 5,500-foot runway at the Triangle North Executive Airport. CSX provides rail freight service to Raleigh and other major cities. Three interstate highways are easily accessible: Interstate 40, Interstate 95 and Interstate 85, while Research Triangle Park is a 35-minute commute.

So you can enjoy the laid-back setting with ready access to lean-forward amenities.

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Franklin County Economic Development Commission
Major Employers
Demographic Profile
Available Buildings and Sites
Wage Survey