The first quarter of 2013 proved to be kind to franchise businesses aiming to enter Howard and Anne Arundel counties, the BWI Business District and elsewhere in the state.
Many franchise businesses from a variety of industries have strategic plans in place to expand in and around central Maryland in the months ahead, beginning with outreach efforts to area entrepreneurs and investors looking for a fresh start or another path.
‘Vibrant Local Economy’
“We see the region as an ideal market for new business growth — there aren’t many like it in the country,” said Bill Redfern, CEO and founder of A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections, a Pompano Beach, Fla.-based home inspection franchise poised to triple the size of its United States franchise base by 2015. “In central Maryland, business, housing, retail and entertainment come together to form a bustling, vibrant local economy,” he noted. “As a company in the real estate sector, we are excited by the prospects of adding new franchise offices in this region — we are actively having those conversations right now.”