The Franklin Center is strategically located in the center of Downtown Rocky Mount’s Business District along Claiborne Avenue and Randolph Street. It is positioned on a public campus setting between the Franklin County Library and Mary Elizabeth Park. The Franklin Center for Advanced Learning & Enterprise is managed by the Franklin County Workforce Development Consortium—a partnership offering employment, training, and educational services to employers and citizens of Franklin County. The Consortium consists of thirteen partners representing local governments, educational institutions, and community-based agencies committed to making our community stronger and more competitive in a global marketplace. The construction and equipping of the Franklin Center facility was funded in part by the County of Franklin, the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission, the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, the United States Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, the Carilion Foundation, and local business and industry resources. The Franklin Center partners formed a partnership in a spirit of cooperation and collaboration for the purpose of creating a One Stop Center to operate as a “single service delivery system” providing opportunities in employment, training, and education to the citizens and employers of Franklin County and the Town of Rocky Mount. The Mission of The Franklin Center is to promote and enhance workforce and economic development through lifelong learning.