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Franklin County Regional Economic Development Corporation

903 W. Washington,
Suite 2
Benton, IL 62812

Phone: 618.435.4000
FAX: 618.435.2020


Expect More

Expect the opportunity and convenience of urban life without the distractions of metropolitan living. Franklin County allows you and your business to flourish in a small-town environment. Our towns and villages provide a setting that allows you to focus on what's important in your life - your family, your business and your future.

  • Workforce Training Assistance
  • Extensive Transportation Infrastructure
  • Financial Incentives
  • Excellent Healthcare
  • Educational Opportunity
  • Low Crime Rate

Contact FREDCO
903 W. Washington, Suite 2
Benton, IL 62812
ph. 618.435.4000
fx. 618.435.2020

We Are Franklin County

Welcome to an outstanding quality of life. Welcome to a modern transportation network that gives you access to many of the nation's largest population centers. Welcome to the low cost of operating your business. Welcome to an educational system that stresses life-long learning.

We realize business does not invest in real estate and raw materials alone. The most critical resource in any business is people.

And, it's the people of Franklin County that look forward to rolling out the red carpet for you as you begin to explore our community and consider our slice of Southern Illinois for your business enterprise.

The Franklin County Economic Development Corporation is here to assist you as you develop your future business success. All of our economic development tools are available to you - beginning with the resources that you will find here.



This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html,
or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

FREDCO does not discriminate in admission, access to, treatment or employment in programs or activities on the basis of a handicap in violation of section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.