Wednesday, December 8th, 2021

Franklin County Economic Development

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Franklin County Government Center, Room 102 – 1010 Franklin Ave. – Brookville, IN 47012

Office Hours: M-F 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM – T. (765) 647-5340 – F. (765) 647-5417

Getting to Know Franklin County

Franklin County is a rural gem in Indiana – just 40 minutes from downtown Cincinnati and 90 minutes from downtown Indianapolis.  It offers an impeccable quality of place with a quaint, yet bustling, Main Street in Brookville, as well as the German-inspired architecture of Oldenburg, and a peek into the past in Metamora. The community also boasts unbelievable access to incredible outdoor recreation amenities. 

With a population of over 22,000, Franklin County swells in size on the weekends as it realizes over 1.3 million visitors annually to Brookville Lake – typically ranking it as either the 2nd or 3rd most visited state park in Indiana.  Brookville Lake is a top fishing and boating destination, and the Whitewater River is one of the Midwest’s premier paddling rivers (as well as a hidden treasure for brown and rainbow trout fishing).  Zip Lines, publicly accessible walking trails, antique shopping, and various festivals are all a stone’s throw away from I-74. Click Here to Access the Community Profile Report


Economic Development Commission

John Palmer

Greg Orschell

Tim Ripperger



Nick Lawrence – Consultant

(502) 727-3546


Sandy Hill – Office Manager

(765) 647-5340


Franklin County/Dearborn County Regional Economic Development Plan

2018 Hotel Market & Feasibility Study