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South Carolina’s Franchises Support the Local and National Economy
It is a well-known fact that small to medium-sized businesses are the backbone of the American economy, and in the upcoming months and years, the SMB sector will be crucial in bolstering the country’s economy. It is not as well known the large role franchising plays in this sector.
When you look at industry stats, however, you can see very clearly how franchises have contributed to their local and statewide markets and the American economy at large.
According to www.franchiseeconomy.com, there are over 733,000 franchise establishments supporting 7.6million jobs nationwide. In South Carolina, over 12,300 franchise locations support approximately 130,000 jobs, and 73% of voters say franchise businesses are a part of their daily life. This generates over $10.2 billion in output and contributes $5.8 billion to the GDP.
Perhaps surprisingly, many franchise opportunities aren’t focused in the more commonly known sectors of food and hospitality but are a large part of the in many other categories Americans rely on and use often in their daily lives. Furthermore, franchises in these various industries are not always brick-and-mortar concepts; some may even be home-based or completely virtual business opportunities. South Carolina’s home-based franchise opportunities span industries like real estate, indoor and outdoor home improvement services, executive coaching, and digital marketing agencies, just to name a few.
Most franchisees are local business owners who are passionate about having a positive impact on their communities while taking advantage of national brand recognition and the support of a tried-and-true franchise system.
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