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.