North Carolina is a right-to-work state. Favorable wage rates, unemployment insurance rates, and workers' compensation contribute to this climate.
Additionally, the strong work ethic and low absenteeism rate are consistently included on local plant managers' list of positive aspects of a Franklin County relocation and/or expansion.
In the 2009-10 school year, enrollment in Franklin County Schools was 8,510.
Vance-Granville Community College provides technical and general education to residents at a modest expense, and a new Franklin County VGCC satellite campus is located in Louisburg. The Industry Services division of VGCC works with new, expanding and existing industries, providing customized training programs tailored to meet the needs of the industry and its employees.
Louisburg College, a Methodist-affiliated junior college, offers students a sound educational foundation.
Major colleges and universities located within a one-hour drive are North Carolina State University, Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina Central University.
The newly renovated, 85-bed Franklin Regional Medical Center provides a full range of health services. In addition, several private clinics are located within the county. Rest homes, skilled-nursing facilities, dialysis, and retirement centers are available.
Labor and Demographics
Total population within 30-mile radius of county seat
Total civilian labor force in Franklin county and adjacent counties