Franklin County Economic Development and Planning (EDP) is charged with strengthening Franklin County’s economy and making significant and lasting contributions to enhance the quality of life of our 1.2 million residents.
In 2011, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners launched a new effort to make targeted, ongoing, and strategic investments through economic development programming, under the moniker “Smart Works in Franklin County”. The goal of SmartWorks is to provide innovative solutions, in the niche areas of the local economic development landscape not being served by our municipal and township partners, in order to help foster economic growth throughout the entire County. As a county economic development agency, one of our primary responsibilities is to foster collaboration to solve multi-jurisdictional challenges - and our suite of SmartWorks programs, services, and partnerships are designed to aid in that mission.
Regional Economic Development
Franklin County partners with Columbus 2020 to carry out various economic development activities on behalf of the Franklin County Board of Commissioners.
If you are a business or a site selector interested in learning more about the business attraction and site selection services offered in Franklin County and the Columbus Region, please visit Columbus 2020 to learn more.