Southeastern Cities Lead Top 100 Metros in New Franchise Interest Index™

Southeastern metros dominated the top 20 leaders in the  Franchise Interest Index(TM) in 2019, with multiple major metro areas ranked in Florida and Texas, as well as high-interest from mid-sized metros in North and South Carolina. Atlanta, Ga., topped the list.

While the nation’s largest population centers lead the overall volume of franchise inquiries, the Franchise Interest Index(TM) highlights regions of any size where entrepreneurial interest is higher than average, a signal of future business investment and economic growth potential.

See a ranking of the Top 100 Metro MSAs for franchise prospects at

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