Monday, November 11, 2019

Franklin Business Roundtable Agenda - Nov 14, 2019

Franklin Business Roundtable
Thursday, November 14, 2019 | 7:45 – 9:30 AM 
Dean College Campus Center = Campanella Board Room

The purpose of the Business Roundtable session is to understand and prioritize needs of local businesses within Franklin as part of the Market Analysis Plan. The roundtable session will be an hour and forty-five minutes long and be held in the Campanella Board Room of Dean College.


• Do you own or manage a business in Franklin?
  • If yes, why did you choose to do business in Franklin?
• In what part of Franklin is your business?
  • Downtown Franklin Commercial District
  • The Crossing
  • The Mixed Business Innovation District
  • Route 140, west of Union Street
  • Route 140, east of Ruggles Street
  • Other


• Role of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council in the Market Analysis
• Franklin Study Project Deliverables
• Town Demographics and Socioeconomic Data

  1. What do you like about Franklin’s downtown? How does the downtown positively affect your business?
  2. How could the Town improve its services/processes? Are there opportunities for the Town to change certain processes or regulations to attract desired economic development?
  3. Where should the town prioritize its economic development investments and what kind of economic development do you want to see in Franklin?
  4. Can and should the Town do more targeted marketing to specific businesses or developers?
  5. Do you find that businesses in Franklin do well in comparison to neighboring communities? Why or why not?
  6. What is your vision for Franklin’s downtown, The Crossing area and the Mixed Business Innovation District? How could they be improved?

Be sure to take the Economic Development Survey! You can find it on the Town’s Economic Development Site:

Economic Development Survey
Economic Development Survey

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