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Adirondack Frontier Franklin County, New York

Nestled between the foothills and peaks of the Adirondacks and along the border with Canada, Franklin County offers the freedom to expand, grow and thrive within a beautiful lush landscape. From charming downtown districts to sprawling business parks, Franklin County is a diverse region with a low cost of living and excellent local resources. Come explore our lakes, parks, breweries, restaurants and more – it only takes one visit to fall in love with Franklin County.
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Homegrown Success Meets Opportunity

Small businesses are the backbone of Franklin County, lining the charming downtowns that dot the area. Origin Coffee in Saranac Lake and Raquette River Brewing in Tupper Lake have turned into local hotspots for tourists and residents alike, and Bionique – a global leader in pharmaceutical testing – recruits top talent to the region. Our homegrown companies continue to find success here thanks in part to local resources, county initiatives and investors.


Where the Adirondacks Work

Franklin County goes to work each day determined to grow and diversify our community and our economy. Farming and food production, life sciences and biotechnology studies, outdoor recreation, startups and small businesses, nonprofits, and tourism and hospitality keep our region strong. Regardless of their size or industry, companies here benefit from access to the great outdoors and space to build, develop and grow their operations.

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Where Adventurers Find Home

Nestled among the foothills and peaks of the Adirondack mountains, Franklin County is an outdoor lover’s paradise. Our four stunning seasons allow for activities like boating, hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and everything in between. In Franklin County, you can breathe easy while embarking on new adventures and taking in the natural beauty of the region. So go ahead, picture your lunch break at the lake, your early morning workout on the mountains, or your weekend in the wilderness.

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Visit like a Local, Live like a Tourist

All it takes is one visit for people to catch onto the “Franklin County” way. We celebrate our budding farm-to-table scene thanks to our agricultural backbone, charming downtowns across the map with arts and culture avenues, buzzing breweries to get you hopped up, and fun and fascinating historical artifacts representing a microcosm of American history. While you may come for the outdoors, you’ll find yourself staying for everything else.

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In the Middle of Everywhere

Your commute has never been more beautiful with the Adirondack Mountains in the south and Montreal to the north, Franklin County has all the perks of a stunning, rural location with the added benefit of accessibility. From Franklin County, you can reach the top of a mountain, a charming downtown or an international city all within two hours. Going further out? Connect directly to Boston through Adirondack Regional Airport in Saranac Lake, Washington-Dulles through Plattsburgh International Airport, or connect internationally through Burlington International Airport, Albany International Airport or Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.

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Discover each unique community in our county, from the beautiful scenery of Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake to the agricultural lands of the Malone area.


In Franklin County, there are a number of resources to help you and your business thrive. Learn about our industry assets and access data, sites and information needed to make your move to Franklin.

Adirondack Frontier Main Street Program

Unlock the potential of main streets and downtowns to flourish once again. With our expert guidance, technical assistance, funding options, strategic planning, and placemaking expertise, you can create a vibrant and prosperous community.
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Explore our Industries

In this wild paradise, industries thrive and are shaped by the very fabric of nature’s greatness. Discover the thriving sectors that keep our region strong.
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Adirondack Frontier Small Business Program

FCEDC offers unique funding initiatives to help new entrepreneurs start businesses and help existing businesses grow. Kickstart your company’s success by learning more about access to our financial resources.
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