As a result of the franchise business model, 22,310 local businesses provide 238,200 jobs to the Virginia economy and account for $21.1 billion of the state's economic output, and $8.6 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

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