Easy Access to Attractive Opportunities

Franklin County offers the experience of rural living 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 an attractive site for a multitude of businesses.

Water town in Franklin County.

Franklin County Data

Franklin County's estimated population in 2018 was 64,902.
Franklin County's estimated median age in 2018 was 41.
The average commute for workers is 32.8 minutes.
34.1% of residents also work in Franklin County.
The estimated median family income in 2018 was $63,504.
The property tax rate per $100 value is 81 cents.
Source: Census (2020, ACS 2014-18).

Noteworthy Characteristics

Novozymes, the world leader in biological solutions, houses their North American Headquarters in Franklin County where they conduct both research and development as well as enzyme manufacturing.

Novozymes NA aerial view.
Main building of Louisburg College. The front of the building is lined with classic, tall columns.

Satellite campuses of Vance-Granville Community College and home to Louisburg College.

Triangle North Executive Airport is owned and operated by Franklin County and contributes roughly $24,280,000 to region's annual economic output. 

Aerial view of Franklin County airport. Little airplanes line the tarmac.

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Infrastructure and Support

Front sign of RDU airport. An airplane is taking off in the background.
  • Provides rail freight service to Raleigh and other major cities via CSX.
Freight train chugging along on a sunny afternoon.
Aerial view of Interstate 95 and US Highway 64 interchange.
  • Interstate 40, Interstate 95 and Interstate 85 are all easily accessible
  • Research Triangle Park is a 35-minute commute

Franklin County News

Franklin County Schools Roll-out Wi-Fi Hotspot Buses // Wi-Fi on Bus Partnership

November 2, 2020
From Franklin County Economic Development The N.C. Department of Information Technology is working with the North Carolina Business Committee on Education and Hometown Strong – as well as providers and other corporate partners – to help more students who lack home internet access get connected. Thanks to donations from AT&T, Google and Duke Energy Foundation, […]

Innovative industrial developments in Wake Forest creating new opportunities for skilled jobs

October 1, 2020
The Town of Wake Forest is home to a rapidly expanding spectrum of skilled job opportunities that mirror the Town’s boom in population over the past two decades. With more than 112 acres currently under development specifically for new industrial innovation, the community’s rapid acquisition of talent-driven employment is about to get much larger. Wake […]

Seymour Johnson F-15 flyovers honor those fighting COVID-19 in Eastern North Carolina

April 30, 2020
Fighter jets from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro are expected to fly low over more than a half dozen hospitals and medical centers in Eastern North Carolina on Friday morning to pay tribute to health care workers and first responders fighting the coronavirus outbreak. Four F-15E Strike Eagles from the 4th Fighter Wing […]

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