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Franklin County

Important Assets
  • Access to major interstate highway (I 57 ), which runs through center of county.
  • Access to recreational activities including fishing and camping in and around Rend Lake.
  • Concentration of mining and related industries.
  • Other incentives: Enterprise Zone, New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC).
Top Industries (Private Sector)
  • Retail Trade: 1,430 Employees
  • Accommodation and Food Services: 927 Employees
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: 877 Employees

By the Numbers

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Benton Opportunity Zone

Franklin County: Benton Industrial and Airport Business Parks

The Assets
  • Business Park located immediately to the east of Benton Municipal Airport. Industrial Park located to west of airport.
  • Major interstate highway (I 57) within two miles of parks.
  • 58 acres available at Industrial Park 11 acres available at Airport Business Park.
  • Access to utilities including water, sewer, electric, and fiber optics.
The Opportunity
  • Invest in capital improvements to the parks.
  • Invest in existing businesses looking to relocate to the parks.
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