Benton and Franklin Counties lie in south central Washington. Currently, nearly 275,000 people call the two counties home. The third largest metro area in the state, it has also recently been the fastest-growing one. Major economic activities are agriculture, agricultural manufacturing, research at a national energy laboratory, remediation of nuclear waste, and tourism.
Separated by the Columbia River, the two counties sport different collective personalities but are united around the common goal of making the quality of life here even better.