Live & Work

Franklin County is known far and wide as one of the most innovative entrepreneurial capitals in Maine. The majority of businesses and services in the county are family owned and operated. Here, amidst our beautiful historic buildings, you will find a wonderful array of shops and eateries. Locally made goods highlight quality Maine workmanship. Friendly faces appear at every doorway. Those of us lucky enough to call the Franklin County ‘home’ know that we are a part of something very unique.

The area provides an ideal mix of residential offerings, from modern rentals to in-town historic homes and many rural homesteads with remarkable views. There is a wide diversity of local employers, so whether your niche is in healthcare, education, financial services or manufacturing, an opportunity awaits you here. Our educational opportunities, from pre-school to post-secondary levels, are first class.

Recent additions to walking trails have given residents and visitors the chance to see the western mountains on a level like never before. It’s easier than ever to ‘leave it all behind’ and experience nature at its finest.

Franklin County has been described as a ‘cultural oasis’. Throughout the year, art walks are held in Rangeley, Kingfield and Farmington. The recent addition of the Emery Arts Community Center to the local college campus has provided additional opportunities for artisans to share their work with the region.

Regardless of your background or specialty, there’s always opportunity when you’re in Franklin County. Recent developments and efforts to provide stimulus to our area have put Franklin County in a position for a future of prosperity and growth. Come be a part of the bigger picture.

Are you passionate about being involved in the community? Civic and community programs in Franklin County form the backbone of what makes this county different from the rest. Always looking to lend a hand, the people of Franklin County are unmatched in their honesty, kindness and generosity. To find out more about how you can get involved, contact us.

Looking to live and work in Franklin County? View our area guide, ‘Welcome to Franklin County, Maine’ online!