A place your business can call home in Franklin County, Maine


Greater Franklin Development Council’s mission is to attract and assist businesses and entrepreneurs by advocating, promoting, and collaborating to support a sustainable and thriving community.



Greater Franklin Development Council’s vision is to enhance the quality of life in Western Maine by fostering a vibrant economy where opportunities abound.


Greater Franklin Development Council was established in 1998 by a group of local business people in an effort to strengthen economic development in the greater Franklin County area. Our goal is to create and retain quality employment opportunities in Franklin County by attracting new businesses, assisting local employers, and encouraging entrepreneurship. We are a nonprofit organization that receives funding annually through private businesses and investors, including financial institutions.

Greater Franklin has strategic partnerships with the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development, Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments, Coastal Enterprises, Inc., Maine & Co., Maine Small Business Development Centers, and the Maine Department of Labor's Career Centers.