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By The Numbers | Franchise Businesses


Franchise businesses are some of the most visible and productive parts of the U.S. economy. Here’s a quick look at the size of this sector’s impact, by the numbers.

franchise locations in the United States

9.13 million
jobs in U.S. franchise businesses

6.2 percent
of the United States’ non-farm workforce is employed by a franchise business

$802.2 billion
value of goods and services produced by U.S. franchise businesses

franchise quick-service restaurants in the United States, the largest franchise category

9.7 percent
of U.S. GDP is related to franchise businesses

11.4 percent
of Missouri’s GDP is due to franchise businesses

of Kansas’ GDP is due to franchise businesses

Source // International Franchise Association (2007)

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