Economic Development

(919) 554-1863
228 Park Ave
Youngsville, NC 27596

Economic Development


Franklin County is the ideal location for those who seek a small-town lifestyle with easy access to all that large cities have to offer plus, the business and employment opportunities offered by one of the most vibrant economies in the world.

In Franklin County, you’ll enjoy: 

  • Access to recreational facilities including golf, double-A baseball, softball, hunting, tennis, water sports, an active equestrian community and more.
  • Five shopping centers and many restaurants.
  • A wide variety of cultural opportunities.
  • More than 100 churches serving nearly 10 denominations.
  • More home-buying value for the money.

Plus, North Carolina’s pristine beaches and scenic mountains are only a short three-hour drive away, as are popular east coast attractions, like Williamsburg and Richmond, Virginia.

With a mild climate and four beautiful seasons, you can enjoy abundant outdoor attractions and recreation opportunities year-round.

Franklin County is the ideal location for those seeking a quiet, rural atmosphere within easy access of big-city amenities. Its nearly 500 square miles include friendly small towns and plenty of available land — all just minutes from the bright lights of Raleigh, Durham and Research Triangle Park. A network of state and U.S. Highways (1, 401 and 64) place those living and doing business in Franklin County within easy reach of I-95, I-85 and I-40. From there, over 170 million North American consumers are no more than a day's drive away.

Among the largest employers are familiar corporate names such as CenturyLink and Novozymes North America, Inc.

Region Population

  • Research Triangle Region is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation
  • Raleigh is the fastest growing major city in North Carolina having doubled its population in the past two decades
  • Franklin County is increasing at a steady rate:
    • 24.7% growth between April 2000 and July 2008
    • 1990 population was 36,414
    • 2000 population was 47,260
    • 2010 population approximately 60,619