As a result of the franchise business model, 8,189 local businesses provide 82,800 jobs to the Arkansas economy and account for $6.2 billion of the state's economic output, and $2.3 billion of private sector payroll. Nationally, nearly 733,000 franchise businesses provide 7.6 million jobs, $674.3 billion of economic output and $404.6 billion of GDP, which is 2.5% of U.S GDP.*

* Economic Impact of Franchised Businesses, Vol IV, Sept. 2016

Franchise Establishments Get High Marks FromĀ ArkansasĀ Voters