Baldwin County is by far the largest county in Alabama, covering over 1500 square miles—larger than the entire state of Rhode Island, which encompasses a mere 1,033 square miles! Bordering Florida to the east, the Gulf of Mexico to the south and Mobile, AL, to the west, Baldwin County’s largest municipality is Daphne (36526), which is a suburb of Mobile, Alabama. Fairhope (36532) and Foley (36535) are the second and third largest cities in the county based on population, respectively.
Daphne boasts a median household income of $63,890, Fairhope boasts $58, 554, and Foley boasts $44,946. These municipalities help to boost the county’s median household income to $50,706, 15% higher than the statewide average of $43,160. This percentage gap helps contribute to Baldwin’s position as the fourth wealthiest county in Alabama, along with its high per capita income average. The cities of Daphne and Foley both experience an average of 69% greater retail sales per capita than the state’s average of $12,364. This supports the above data in that both cities’ retail expenditure back up the elevated median household income, in that more individuals in Daphne and Foley (Fairhope to a lesser degree) have more and spend more discretionary income.
The county’s geographical location is significant in its proximity to the Bay of Mobile, Gulf of Mexico, the Blackwater River State Forest, and the Conecuh National Forest, all of which are dog and camp friendly areas. The county also has a number of parks and lakes which are also dog friendly. It is no surprise that with the county split between 58% urban and 42% rural areas, Baldwin County is popular for hunting and fishing.
So, with such an active area and prosperous economy, Baldwin County is a great area in which to capitalize on the area’s outdoorsy, pet-friendly community to open a pet store franchise in either Daphne, Fairhope, Foley, or any of Baldwin’s 19 other cities or towns.
Splash and Dash Pet Groomerie and Boutique is a cheap, inexpensive small business franchise with many initial investment packages offered under $150,000. It is common to see minimum upfront investment costs for starting franchises well over $150,000. However, at Splash and Dash, a variety of franchise investment packages are available, with some starting at just $58,000. Take a look at our franchise comparison chart to see how Splash and Dash stacks up against other franchises.
Ranked by Inc. as one of the Top 250 fastest growing and privately held companies in America, Splash and Dash is currently accepting franchisee candidates and continuing to grow. The Splash and Dash business model offers investors comprehensive training, marketing consulting, inventory management, proprietary software, and recurring revenue, among other benefits. If you’re looking to find out more information, or if you’d like to see if Splash and Dash is right for you, don’t hesitate to contact us or call 1-760-861-1071.