• Franklin County Area Development

    The FCADC is charged with formulating, implementing, and promoting a comprehensive countywide economic development strategy. The Corporation strives to create an atmosphere that nourishes planned growth and family sustainable employment opportunities.

  • VOLVO

    Volvo Construction Equipment, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of construction machines recently opened its new 30,000 square foot “Headquarters for the Americas” located in Shippensburg.  Collectively Volvo employs nearly 1,000 people in Franklin County.  

  • Summit Health

    It’s the doctors, nurses, and support staff, who make Chambersburg and Waynesboro Hospitals, both affiliates of Summit Health the place to go for health care. Summit recently completed a $100 Million expansion of the Chambersburg Hospital and is underway on a $16 Million expansion of the Waynesboro Hospital.

  • Letterkenny Army Depot

    As the Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence for Air Defense and Tactical Missile Systems, Letterkenny continues a tradition of supporting our soldiers and our Army for more than 70 years.  The Depot is Franklin County’s largest employer.

  • Manitowoc Crane Group

    Manitowoc Crane Group-Grove was founded in 1947 and is one of the world’s leading producers of mobile hydraulic cranes with manufacturing facilities in Shady Grove, Pennsylvania, and Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

  • Procter and Gamble Northeast Mixing Center

    P&G, one of the world’s leading consumer products companies recently opened a new 1.7 million square foot distribution and warehousing facility in Shippensburg. The facility was opened in September 2014 and is expected to employ 900+ people within the next three years.

  • Transportation and Logistics

    Franklin County boasts an extensive transportation network that includes Interstate 81 & two Class 1 Railroads, CSX and Norfolk Southern.  The County is one of only a few locations across the state that have two operating rail-freight intermodal terminals. Completed in 2013, The Norfolk Southern Franklin County Regional Intermodal Terminal (above) is part of the Company’s Crescent Corridor.

  • Agricultural Heritage

    Franklin County has a strong agricultural heritage. The County is a regional leader in the production of milk, corn for silage, peaches, and apples. To preserve our heritage for future generations, nearly 16,000 acres of ag land has been preserved through the County easement program.

  • JLG Industries

    Headquartered just over the Franklin County line in McConnellsburg and with a facility in Greencastle, JLG Industries is a global leader in the production of man-lifting and material-lifting equipment. The Company also serves as a customer to many Franklin County suppliers as well as an employer to many Franklin County residents.

A FCADC Retrospective

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The FCADC is charged with formulating, implementing, and promoting a comprehensive countywide economic development strategy.  The Corporation strives to create an atmosphere that nourishes planned growth and family sustainable employment opportunities.

Location, Location, Location

Situated on I-81 in south-central Pennsylvania approximately 50 miles south of Harrisburg and 90 miles west of the Baltimore/Washington beltways, Franklin county is ideally located for growth and development. In addition to location, there are several factors which contribute to our economic well-being.