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2015 EDP Annual Report

The Franklin County Economic and Planning Department is pleased to present our 2015 Annual Report. More than just the numbers, this publication tells the story of the services our Department provides Franklin County residents and businesses to help ensure that the local economy remains strong and continues to grow. 

2015 Economic Development & Planning Annual Report

Community Development Partner Highlight

The Economic Development and Planning Department's Community Development Partner Highlight e-newsletter series highlights the current activities and portfolio of work completed by a valued community partner with Franklin County. Community Partners strive for an approach of progressiveness and innovation when bringing their products to life. Their work is reflected in how we see our communities.

More about the Community Partner Highlight

Online Permitting

With the Franklin County

  • Apply for a Permit
  • Check permit application status
  • Pay permit fees online
  • View scheduled inspections
  • Review inspection activity and results

Franklin County has adopted the 2013 Residential Code of Ohio, which only regulates 1, 2, and 3 family dwellings/residential homes. Zoning compliance requirements and commercial building permits vary by jurisdiction.  

More about building & permitting.

Smart Works in Franklin County

In 2012, County Commissioners introduced a new effort to target the ongoing strategic investments made by the County into workforce development, job retention and job creation: "Smart Works in Franklin County." Through incentives, entrepreneur training and financial support, Franklin County encourages the retention and growth of existing businesses and the creation of innovative new businesses.

At the same time, the County invests in efforts to grow our smart workforce and to build smart partnerships to generate new discoveries that fuel economic growth. Because of these smart investments to improve the opportunity for economic development in Franklin County, the region continues to be a magnet for attracting and retaining smart and creative talent.

The Smart Works story

Smart Works website

John O'Grady President
Paula Brooks
Marilyn Brown