Created in 1971, Franklin County Industrial Development Corporation (FCIDC) is a private, non-profit development corporation sponsored by the State of Vermont and Franklin County businesses and municipalities. The mission of FCIDC is to strengthen our economy through the creation and retention of new jobs and build a business environment suitable to host capital investment.

Franklin County is a leader in Vermont economic development. The strong working relationships between private and public sectors including communities, business, planning, and education organizations has been the catalyst for the creation of more than 2500 jobs in 30 firms over the past 25 years. This growth has brought Franklin County from a predominately agricultural based economy to today's diverse, dynamic industrial and economic base that is quality driven by leading edge technologies.