The economic impact of franchise operations in Maine is substantial. There are over 3500 franchised units in the State of Maine that directly employ over 38,000 Maine citizens with a payroll that exceeds $1 billion and a GDP approaching $4 billion.
The issues franchise owners face doing business in Maine are very similar to the issues business owners face with one major difference: franchise contractual obligations. These contractual obligations – separately franchise owners from other business owners – necessitate a separate association to articulate and explain the challenges that franchise owners face in building, harvesting and perpetuating their hard earned equity.
Here are logos of some of the franchise brands that have more than one location in Maine.