Business Expansion

Rocky Mount, VA (November 12, 2015) – Hometown Ice, LLC, a family owned company making and distributing ice throughout Central and Southwest Virginia and parts of North Carolina, recently purchased the former Weaver Mirror building located in the Franklin County-Rocky Mount Industrial Park in Rocky Mount, Virginia as part of their company expansion plan.  Press Release

Digital Counties Winner!

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The Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) have announced the 2015 Digital Counties Survey winners. Press Release

Edelmann Technology

Franklin County, Va. (January 28, 2015) – Edelmann Technology, LP, a global leader in equipment for the non-woven materials industry, announced today that it will locate its North American headquarters to Franklin County, Virginia.  PRESS RELEASE

Ferrum Recognized!

The community of Ferrum has been named the “most affordable small town in Virginia” by Business  The site looked at towns and communities all over the United States with a population between 1,000 and 10,000 and named the most affordable place to live in each state.  We are glad to see the rest of the world is starting to realize what we already know:  Ferrum and Franklin County are unbeatable places to live, work, and raise a family!  Read what Business Insider said!

Keep up to Date With Franklin County's own Ferrum College!

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Franklin County, situated in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, is a natural setting for your business, your family, and your future. The fastest growing community in western Virginia, Franklin County boasts low costs of doing business, and unparalleled quality of life, and a special something that welcomes you home. The County is home to two magnificent lakes covering over 24,000 acres, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Eastern Gateway of the Crooked Road. Recreational opportunities about both on land and on water. Priority has always been placed on education in Franklin County. From award winning public schools, to the rapidly growing Ferrum College, to customized workforce training at the Franklin Center for Advanced Learning and Enterprise, quality life-long learning is available within our borders.

Looking to relocate or expand a business? Come take advantage of some of the lowest tax rates in Virginia, an available and highly-skilled workforce, and a location that puts you within a one day's drive of two-thirds of the entire United States population. Opening your business in Franklin County really a low-cost, high-reward investment that will pay dividends year after year. Cut your costs by utilizing our low electric, telecommunications, and tax rates. Increase your efficiency by hiring from our hard-working, low turnover, highly skilled labor force. And then reward yourself by living in a County that welcomes you with open arms to a quality of life based on family and community.

Come let us show you why Franklin County, Virginia is truly "A Natural Setting for Opportunity".


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