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The Franchise Team of the U.S. Commercial Service is dedicated to enhancing the global competitiveness of the U.S. franchise industry, expanding its market access, and increasing exports. It accomplishes this through a variety of resources and services for U.S. companies such as Trade Missions, Gold Key and Platinum Key Services. The team consists of trade specialists from throughout the U.S. and from U.S. Embassies around the world and provides:

Market Intelligence
Market Data and Statistics
2016 Top Market Guide for Franchising

Business Matchmaking
Identify and Evaluate potential partners
Trade Events

Trade Counseling
Market Entry Strategies
Local Trade Specialists

Market Access and Fair Trade
Dismantle Barriers to Foreign Trade
Market Access Questionnaire


In addition to our many services, the Franchise Team specializes in using both Domestic and International Trade Shows as turnkey events to help foster new business relationships and expand the international presence of U.S. firms by attracting country experts and international buyers.

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Franchising Facts

The Franchising industry and businesses employs 21 million people and generates $2.3 trillion of economic activity. A new franchise business opens every 8 minutes of every business day.

Like the United States, franchise businesses around the world have seen steady growth in the past decade, particularly in Brazil, China and Mexico. According to the International Franchise Association (IFA), their members are eyeing overseas expansion as an important way to diversify their portfolios. For instance, a survey of IFA members last Summer, revealed that 61 percent of respondents currently franchise or operate in international locations, and 16 percent generate between 25 percent and 30 percent of revenue from international activities. Almost three fourths of respondents said they plan to start or accelerate international ventures.  

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Detailed Event Information For Experience America - Mangalore Detailed Event Information For Experience America - Mangalore
Experience America - Mangalore -- Architectural/Constr./Engineering SVC, Apparel, Cosmetics/Toiletries, Computer Software, Education/Training Services, Foods - Processed, Franchising, General Consumer Goods, General Industrial Eq./Supplies, Travel and Tourism Industries
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Location/Date: Mangalore, India 03/01/2013 - 03/04/2013
Event Summary:
The American Consulate General, Chennai and the U.S. Commercial Service, South India proposes to organize a joint USG Experience America event in Mangalore in the State of Karnataka. The objective of the Experience America event is to promote U.S. educational, cultural and commercial interest that will showcase some of the world's best known American brands. The U.S. Commercial Service in India invites interested U.S. companies to participate and make use of this unique opportunity to explore business opportunities in one of India's fastest growing cities in the southern State of Karnataka.

Contacts:
Anuradha Kannan, Chennai
Administrative Assistant
Phone: +91 44 2857 4477 Direct: 2857 4191
Anuradha.Kannan@trade.gov
Leonard Roberts, Bangalore
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: 91-80-2220 6402
Leonard.Roberts@trade.gov
Manjushree Phookan, Bangalore
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: +91 80 2227 6404
Manjushree.Phookan@trade.gov
James P. Golsen, OIO-EAP
Senior Advisor
Phone: 202-482-8054
James.Golsen@trade.gov
Antappa Badigair, Bangalore
Commercial Assistant
Phone: +91 80 2227 6403
Antappa.Badigair@trade.gov

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