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 population in the 2020 census was 68,573.
Franklin County's estimated median age in 2019 was 41.
The average commute for workers is 33.3 minutes.
32.3% of residents also work in Franklin County.
The estimated median family income in 2019 was $66,664.
The property tax rate per $100 value is 79.5 cents.
Source: Census (2020, ACS 2015-19).

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.

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

Led by Carolina Angel Network, Revibe Technologies raises $3M to develop AI-powered smartwatch

April 16, 2021
Revibe Technologies will invest in the clinical and regulatory development of its flagship product, Revibe Connect, a digital therapeutic smartwatch device powered by artificial intelligence after closing $3 million in funding led by the Carolina Angel Network. To lead this effort, company founder Rich Brancaccio will transition from the role of CEO to the role of chief innovation officer, and the company will hire Joseph Koziak as its new CEO, it announced in a statement.

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