Economic Development Committee


The Franklin Economic Development Committee is a voluntary group of professionals affiliated for the purpose of providing advise to the Economic Development Manager, Town Council, as well as various Town Boards, on matters related to economic development within the town of Franklin. While the EDC does not make final decisions as to approval of new businesses or expansions to existing facilities, it takes a proactive approach in its advisory role. Our Economic Development Manager is available to work with developers and prospective business owners to explain regulations and opportunities within the Franklin community. Franklin is a fertile environment for growing your business. We have pride in our past, and faith in our future! Feel free to contact Borough Hall with questions at 973-827-9280 – x100

Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at the Franklin Municipal Building, 46 Main Street, Franklin, NJ at 7:00 PM or Hardyston Municipal Building, 149 Wheatsworth Road, Hardyston, NJ 07416.

JANUARY 9, 2020
FEBRUARY 13, 2020
MARCH 12, 2020
MAY 14, 2020
SEPTEMBER 10, 2020
NOVEMBER 12, 2020
DECEMBER 10, 2020


APRIL 9, 2020, 7:00 (at the Hardyston Municipal Building)
OCTOBER 8, 2020, 7:00 (at the Franklin Municipal Building)


(All 1 yr terms, expire 12/31/20)

Member Patti Carnes
Member/Vice Chair Vacant
Member Concetto Formica
Member/Council Liaison Stephan Zydon
Member Michael Raperto
Member/Secretary Judy Williams
Member Keith Yodice
Member Dawne Rowe
Alternate #1 Vacant
Alternate #1 Vacant

Local resources include:

Sussex County Chamber of Commerce
Sussex County’s Largest Employers
Available Business Properties within Sussex County
Tourism information