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Franklin Business Center

Franklin-Southampton Area Chamber of Commerce

The Franklin-Southampton Area Chamber of Commerce has been a part of the Franklin Southampton community since 1954. The Chamber provides a respected, unified voice for the business community. Connections are made through networking and legislative events and educational and motivational seminars. The Chamber is engaged in a variety of programs and activities that strengthen businesses and improve the overall quality of life of the community.

Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center

The Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center provides general information on how to start a business, business plan assistance, business information, business workshops, loan application assistance, business library access and free confidential business counseling for existing business owners or those starting a business. 

U.S. Small Business Administration

Since its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. The U.S. Small Business Administration provides assistance primarily through its four programmatic functions: Access to Capital (Business Financing), Entrepreneurial Development (Education, Information, Technical Assistance & Training), Government Contracting (Federal Procurement) and Advocacy (Voice for Small Business).

Downtown Franklin Association

The Downtown Franklin Association works in coordination with the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development's Main Street Program in administering façade grants. The Downtown Franklin Association also manages the downtown visitor center and promotes the area by hosting numerous events and festivals throughout the year.

Franklin Southampton Community Development Department (Inspections/Zoning/Permits)

The Franklin Southampton Community Development Department provides planning, zoning, and permitting services for both the City of Franklin and Southampton County.

207 West Second Avenue Franklin, VA 23851

757-562-8580

City of Franklin Resources

City of Franklin Commissioner of Revenue

207 West Second Avenue Franklin, VA 23851

757-562-8548

City of Franklin Treasurer

207 West Second Avenue Franklin, VA 23851

757-562-8540

Southampton County Resources

Southampton County Public Works Department

25177 Public Works Road P.O. Box 400 Courtland, VA 23837

757-653-2886

Southampton County Public Utilities

17287 Pittman Road Boykins, VA 23827

757-654-6023

Southampton County Commissioner of Revenue

26022 Administration Center Drive P.O. Box 760 Courtland, VA 23837

757-653-3030

Southampton County Treasurer

26022 Administration Center Drive P.O. Box 250 Courtland, VA 23837

757-653-3025