Economic Outlook for Franchising:
Small Business Lending Matrix March, Vol. 5, March 2013
New Report Shows Franchises Continue to Grow Faster than Other Businesses Led by Real Estate, Restaurant and Service Sectors
Updated Infographic: Franchise Business Outlook: 2013
Slow, Steady Growth to Continue for Franchise Businesses in 2013
Full report: Franchise Business Economic Outlook: 2013
Infographic: Franchise Business Economic Outlook: 2013
Economic Impact of Franchised Businesses
Searchable data base by state and congressional district
Economic Impact of Franchised Businesses
Franchise Business Index September 2012
Update of Franchise Business Outlook August 2012
Franchise Business Index August 2012
Franchise Business Index June 2012
Update of Franchise Business Outlook May 2012
Franchise Business Index, April 2012
Franchise Business Index, March, 2012
Update of Franchise Business Outlook March 2012
The Economic Impact of Elimating the FLSA Exemption for Companionship Service, prepared by IHS Global Insight for the IFA Educational Foundation
In December 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to revise the current Fair Labor Standards Act regulations pertaining to the exemption for companionship services and live in domestic services. This independent assessment of the impact describes how the rule change would affect businesses that operate as franchises.
Fact Sheet—Economic Impact of Eliminating the FLSA Exemption for Companionship Services
A quick reference to the true impact of the proposed amendment to the FLSA.
The Franchise Business Economic Outlook: 2012, prepared by IHS Global Insight for the IFA Educational Foundation
Information about the U.S. franchise sector in 2012 in the form of estimates and forecasts from IHS Global Insight. Findings of the study indicate that the number of franchise businesses will increase, that franchise employment will grow, and that franchise output will increase in 2012.
Fact Sheet—2012 Franchise Business Economic Outlook
A quick look at the franchise business economy by establishments, employment, economic output, and GDP in 2012.
Slide Deck—2012 Franchise Business Growth
Employment, establishments, output, and contribution to GDP are key areas of franchise business growth in 2012.
Fact Sheet—2012 Franchise Business Leader Survey
Franchise executives are less optimistic about the pace of economic recovery, business conditions, and the outlook for 2012 than they were one year ago. This fact sheet provides a summary of the fourth annual Franchise Business Leader Survey, conducted in December 2011 along with comparisons to prior years' data.
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 Franchises, prepared 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.
A Study of Franchise Loan Performance in the SBA Loan Guaranty Programs (September, 2007)
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.
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