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The City of Franklin & Southampton County - Franklin Southampton Economic Development, Inc.

The City of Franklin and Southampton County combined encompass a geographic area of over 600 square miles and are home to 26,000 of the 1.6 million people within the Hampton Roads region. The City of Franklin and Southampton County offer a business climate with a wide range of existing companies, skilled employees, educational opportunities, low tax rates, excellent transportation corridors and a charming small town feel. A rich economic heritage in manufacturing, forestry and agriculture set Franklin Southampton apart. Franklin Southampton Economic Development, Inc. focuses on business attraction, retention of existing industry including small business development, entrepreneurship and tourism.  

Upcoming Events

  • We are thrilled to be hosting the 5th Annual Business Appreciation Cookout! This event is always fun and full of great chances to network with fellow business owners as well as the Southampton County Board of Supervisors and Franklin City Council. All brick and mortar businesses in the City of Franklin and Southampton County are invited to this FREE event. Please limit to two representatives per business. RSVP by emailing Ashley at acotton@franklinsouthamptonva.com or calling 757-562-1958.  Read More
  • Winners to be announced and grants to be awarded for Startup Franklin Southampton! This year, we will be giving away two prize packages! Our first place winner will receive $20,000 and our second place winner will receive $10,000!  Read More