Frankfort’s business community is alive and well, fostered by entrepreneurial spirit, drive and a willingness to contribute to the City’s overall economic strength and health. Whether it’s a small business on the Courthouse square or a major international corporate citizen in the Industrial Park, Frankfort is home to a diverse and robust family of businesses.
Frankfort Main Street
Formed in 1985 by concerned residents interested in revitalizing the community, Frankfort Main Street now is recognized as an Indiana Main Street Community and has a thriving level of activities and community involvement. Encouraging everyone to shop local, Frankfort Main Street is a key player in major community events including the annual Hot Dog Festival, Mayor McBarnes’ Operation Spring Clean Up initiative and much more.
Clinton County Chamber of Commerce
The business ambassador for economic development in Clinton County, the Chamber is a member-driven organization with events and activities year-round. Whether it’s Chamber After Hours networking events, Monday Night Golf League, Alive on 65 concert or Thunder Thursdays, the Chamber team is there.
One of the largest contiguous parks in Central Indiana with more than 1,000 acres in development and another 1,000 ready to be developed, Frankfort’s Industrial Park is home to more than 30 industries, ranging from food processing to automotive to consumer goods. Rail access is available with spur sites off the Norfolk Southern and CSX lines. State Road 28 runs through the Industrial Park and connects with I-65, providing easy access to Chicago, Indianapolis and Lafayette. The municipal airport also is located within the Industrial Park.
Utility Service Board
Frankfort’s municipal utilities – electric, water, wastewater, sewer and stormwater — are managed by the five-member Utility Service Board. The lagoons also are overseen by this entity. Residents and businesses can pay their utility bills online or in person at the billing office at 16 North Main Street.