Franklin Parish is an excellent community to live, work and play with great joy and passion. We are the proud host of the Annual Franklin Parish Catfish Festival, a regional attraction which draws roughly 20,000 visitors to the area who come to get a taste of our trademark culinary specialty but also to experience our warmth and small-town charm.


We are primarily an agriculture-based community that's poised for future economic growth and expansion with a wide range of resources for any business seeking a strong, safe, stable and friendly place to call home.  

Franklin Parish is an ideal place to raise a family, to pursue a career and to live a wholesome, fulfilling life. 

- Jeff Churchwell, NELPCO General Manager


Our Mission

Our mission is to promote the economic development of our parish for the advancement of our people, our commerce and our business partners.

Our Vision

Our vision to realize the fullest potential of Franklin Parish as a hub of economic activity in Northeast Louisiana.

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