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Founded: 1752
Population: 8,220
Households: 2,438

Smithfield is known as, “The Ham Capital of the World.” Smithfield Foods is a major employer, which both helps keeps that title secure, and by being an economic driver.

In tandem with the food industry, numerous tourists traverse its quaint Main Street, and revel in the beauty of the Smithfield Historic District.

Smithfield’s Department of Economic Development wishes to expand the town’s existing economic base by exploring development opportunities in the areas of tourism, retail, and industry to strengthen the existing economy.

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