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The Economic Impact Study provides a measure of the total economic impact of franchised businesses throughout the United States, in 2007 including:

  • The number of jobs filled within and because of franchised businesses (17,430,700)
  • The number of franchise establishments (over 828,138)
  • Direct and indirect economic output of franchised businesses; ($2.1 trillion)
  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of franchised businesses ($1.2 trillion)
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About the International Franchise Association

The International Franchise Association is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. Celebrating 50 years of excellence, education and advocacy, IFA protects, enhances and promotes franchising through government relations, public relations and educational programs. Through its awareness campaign highlighting the theme, Franchising: Building Local Businesses, One Opportunity at a Time, IFA promotes 825,000 franchise businesses across 300 business lines, which support nearly 18 million jobs and generate $2.1 trillion of economic output to the U.S. economy*

*includes both direct and indirect impact for 2007.

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