Franklin County Economic Development Names New Leadership

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Franklin County Economic Development Names Duncan Director, Carson Named Existing Industry Coordinator

Franklin County, N.C. – September 30, 2016 – Franklin County Economic Development Commission (EDC) has promoted Richie Duncan to director and tapped veteran economic developer Bo Carson to serve as existing industry coordinator. Duncan, who has led the existing industry program in Franklin County for the past ten years, carries her business development experience and partner coordination into her new economic development role. The goal is a seamless transition to director allowing Ms. Duncan to continue to serve the industries throughout the county.

“Richie has the ability to bridge her knowledge of existing industry retention and business development in this new role,” says Angela Harris, Franklin County manager. “She will lead the county’s economic development office from the foundation set when retired Developer Ronnie Goswick was present, to promote economic growth for a county poised to grow.”

Duncan assumed her new role July 1; Carson became Existing Industry Coordinator July 18.

Carson, who has served as Vice President of Business Development for the Research Triangle Regional Partnership for nearly 18 years, joins the economic development office to provide strategic coordination for industry engagement.

“Bo provides the county a regional vision along with the contacts in the field that can assist our diverse industry base,” says Franklin County EDC Director Richie Duncan. “His previous business development knowledge provides the county with expertise in marketing, data analytics and collaboration. We’re delighted he has joined our team.”

About Franklin County Economic Development

The Franklin County Economic Development Commission works to connect innovative, growing companies with the people, resources, properties and support they need to grow and thrive in our community.

Franklin County Economic Development
Richie Duncan, Director,
Bo Carson, Existing Industry Coordinator,
(919) 554-1863