Director of Economic Development
Bring Your Vision. We’ll Supply the Rest.Welcome to Franklin Township, NJ – Franklin Township is proud to again be named the top New Jersey municipality in MONEY magazine’s ranking of the Best Places to Live in America. Whether you’re a start-up looking for the right space to grow, a Fortune 500 organization seeking a plentiful and educated workforce, or simply a weekender looking to spend a great time outdoors, Franklin has it all. On our website you will find valuable information on key aspects of starting or running a business in Franklin.
About Franklin Township
Franklin Township – It’s All Here.
Centrally located at the crossroads of Middlesex, Mercer and Somerset Counties, Franklin Township is 46.5 square miles of pristine, rural suburban and cosmopolitan environments in one expansive landscape. Originally home to the Raritan Indians, Franklin became home to Dutch Settlers in 1650, and is believed to have been named after Benjamin Franklin.
Franklin boasts an educated, diverse and prosperous population of 50, 903 with an average age of 36 – a population that has increased 5% since 1990. Franklin residents have access to a solid level of consumer spending ability, with an average household income of $86,200 (as of 2007) and median home value of $348,822 (all figures drawn from www.city-data.com).
A new, state-of-the-art High School and neighborhood magnet schools make Franklin a great place to educate children, producing a well-rounded, diverse student body that contributes to their local community and the world at large.
So Much To Enjoy
Great residents deserve a great place to live and relax – and Franklin offers plenty of room to explore. Through its Open Space program, the Township has been able to preserve over 9,000 acres – the crown jewel of which is Six Mile Run State Park, located in the heart of the Township.
A multitude of cultural and recreational opportunities provide year-round excitement; in particular, residents and visitors can choose among a dozen neighborhood municipal parks, walk miles of open trails, or take part in outdoor sports like kayaking, canoeing, fishing, camping, and horseback riding With so much activity to offer, a great standard of living and a pro-business municipal government, it’s no wonder that Money Magazine (2008) voted Franklin the #5 Best Place to live In America!
To learn more, please call the Economic Development Department at 732-873-2500, ext. 6274, or Contact us via email.