Franchise StatisThe Wall Street Journal offers a very nice graphic showing various research stats related to franchises in the U.S.  It includes demographic data (e.g., gender, age, educational level, income), hours worked per week (a lot!) and average investment needed to start a franchise (also a lot!). 

Before looking, can you predict the U.S. state with the most franchises and the state with the fewest?

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Cite: Christ, Paul (2013). Franchise Stats. From Trends and Developments. Retrieved April 27, 2018 from