It’s an exciting time to live and work in Franklin County! Visitors have discovered the beauty and diversity of the Adirondack Frontier as they travel here to paddle, snowmobile, or just find peace and quiet. In our authentic downtowns, businesses are opening and dozens of new housing units are planned or under construction. The next generation of entrepreneurs are bringing renewed strength to local businesses that our communities depend on. And a diversity of job prospects means that more young people can start rewarding careers without leaving the area.
The purpose of economic development organizations is to create the conditions that allow communities and businesses to thrive and over the last several years we have built capacity and added new programs to better respond to needs and opportunities. The board and staff work tirelessly to support the businesses, communities and people of Franklin County and I am proud to work with such a dedicated group of volunteers and professionals.
We have been able to support Franklin County legislative priorities like creating a land bank, expanding broadband and providing grants to small businesses. We also supported renewable energy projects, helped communities strengthen their downtowns, and assisted with businesses transitioning to new owners.
We will continue the rewarding work of building a strong economic development climate, vibrant entrepreneurial culture, flourishing downtowns, and resilient industries. I look forward to working with our many partners to help Franklin County thrive. The Adirondack Frontier is Where the Wilderness Works!