Cities must aim to attract franchises

06/23/2008 | Miami Herald (free registration), The

City franchise locations often have trouble with being issued fines and securing permits, prompting franchisors to question whether cities actually want their business. But franchising is lucrative for the economy, with chain stores generating $2.3 trillion every year, according to the International Franchise Association. Franchise industry executives last week encouraged attendees at the annual Conference of Mayors to eliminate regulatory hassles for franchises.

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