Franklin business owners, employees, and others conducting business in Franklin are invited to join the Franklin Economic Development Commission (EDC) and the City of Franklin in celebrating excellence in business at their annual Business Appreciation Celebration on Thursday, November 16, 2023, at 5 p.m. at the Polish Center of Wisconsin, 6941 S. 68th Street in Franklin. To attend, please register here. Please join us!
The Franklin Economic Development Commission proactively guides business owners through the City's development process, ensuring a positive experience and a warm welcome into the community.
By understanding the unique needs of individual businesses, the Franklin EDC is able to address individual concerns and provide specialized guidance to current and prospective business tenants of the City of Franklin.
Every tier of our City government, from the Mayor to the Franklin Economic Development Commission to the staff, appreciates, supports, and welcomes business. We take great care to be sensitive to the issues that affect your success. As a resident business, you are our customer. It is our goal to ensure your satisfaction, like you would do for your customers. We will listen to your concerns, respond to your inquiries, and provide you with answers that are timely and thoughtful.
The Franklin Tourism Commission is partnering with ROC Ventures, developer of Ballpark Commons, to create a new independent tourism initiative called Engage Franklin. Engage Franklin will hire a full-time Tourism Director to be housed in the ROC Ventures office building next to the Milwaukee Milkmen Stadium, which has been renamed "Franklin Field" to reflect the Milwaukee Milkmen's home community and to help Engage Franklin with branding the City of Franklin for visitors. This partnership and stadium name will complement the Tourism Comission's placemaking efforts that are already underway with gateway signs and City banners throughout the community. Along with full-time dedicated staffing to support tourism efforts in Franklin, Engage Franklin is creating a Visitors Center where guests can gather information on all the fun things to do, experiences to be had, places to stay, and things to eat here in Franklin.
For more information about the advantages of locating or expanding a business in Franklin, including site selection assistance for available sites and existing buildings, please contact:
Economic Development Annual Report (2018/2019)►
Economic Development Guide►
Economic Dev. Commission►
City's Development Process►
The Milwaukee Business Journal►