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Economic Outlook for Franchising: 

Franchise Business Economic Outlook 2014 UPDATED 

Small Business Lending Matrix March, Vol. 5, June 2014  

Updated Infographic: Franchise Business Outlook: 2014  

Economic Impact of Franchised Businesses    

Searchable data base by state and congressional district   

Economic Impact of Franchised Businesses   


Franchised Business Ownership: Minority and Gender Groups — December 7, 2011 
Franchised Business Ownership: Minority and Gender Groups, provides detailed information about minority and female ownership, including the percent of franchised  businesses owned by minorities and women, comparisons of ownership rates between franchised and non-franchised businesses, and comparisons with results for IFA’s first report on the subject in 2002. In addition, the report provides information about ownership rates by size of business, and minority and female ownership rates in the food services and drinking places industry. Franchised Business Ownership: Minority and Gender Groups was prepared by PwC for the IFA Educational Foundation and is based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2007 Survey of Business Owners. 

The Economic Impact of Veteran-Owned Franchisesprepared for the IFA Educational Foundation by PricewaterhouseCoopers
Based on data from the 2007 U.S. Census Bureau's Survey of Business Owners, this report measures the economic impact of  veteran-owned franchises on employment, labor income, and GDP.   

The Effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Franchising Industry, prepared by the Hudson Institute for the IFA
A report examining the
 effects of health care reform on the franchising industry including cases studies that show how different franchise businesses are likely to be affected once the employer mandates take effect.  For more information on the issue visit IFA's Health Care Reform Center 

The Economic Impact of Franchised Businesses, Vol. III, Results for 2007, prepared for the IFA Educational Foundation by PricewaterhouseCoopers
For the full report including National Overview, StateViews, and Congressional District Views, click here.


William Rosenberg International Center of Franchising
Franchise Research Bibliography and Database. Fran 50 Index tracks publicly traded franchise companies. Undergraduate courses in international franchising at the Whittemore School of Business and Economics.