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

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, entreprenurship and tourism.  

Upcoming Events

  • Hear from speakers including Senator Mark Warner (awaiting confirmation), Dr. Rebecca Corbin, Elizabeth Creamer, John Camp and Kermit Hobbs Learn from the panel of local entrepreneurs including Zack Miller, Lee Duncan, Terry Godwin and Jimmy Strozier. This event is being presented by Paul D. Camp Community College.  Read More
  • All small business owners from the Franklin Southampton community are invited to attend the 2017 Small Business Appreciation Cookout. Come and meet other local business owners, local officials and enjoy a delicious dinner as our "thank you" for choosing to do business in Franklin Southampton.  Read More