I am sure you have seen unemployment as a key political and economic issue. Franchising is playing an important role in economic recovery. “The franchise industry just might be the job-generating gorilla in the room.” What a great quote to show the power of franchising related to the United States employment recovery. “The number of franchise jobs in the U.S. grew at an annual rate of 2 percent in the last year through May, approximately twice that of overall job market, says Mark Zandi, chief economist at market-research firm Moody’s Analytics. Franchises overall provide 8 million jobs, or six percent of the job base in the U.S., according to Zandi.” This is pretty impressive job growth thanks to franchising. What types of franchise businesses have opened and created jobs in your community in the last year?