Over the last two decades, early education and child care franchise Lightbridge Academy has grown concentrically beyond its New Jersey home, establishing a strong presence in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. As the brand prepares to enter a new phase of growth in 2019 and beyond, Lightbridge Academy has identified the state of Ohio as prime territory for development. Specifically, Lightbridge Academy is looking to grow in and around the cities of Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus.
To kick off the networking process with potential franchisees, the brand’s development team will be attending The Franchise Show in Columbus at the Ohio Expo Center on Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31.
“We’re targeting select areas in the state of Ohio because of their population density and the increasing number of families with working parents that fit the build of those we’ve been able to serve elsewhere in our franchise system,” said Mark Mele, Chief Development Officer at Lightbridge Academy. “The Ohio market presents an extremely viable development opportunity for our brand as we continue to grow. We’re looking forward to connecting with prospective franchisees who are interested in bringing a Lightbridge Academy center to their community.”
Ohio has many qualities that make it an ideal growth market for Lightbridge Academy and their services will be of great use to the many working parents who live there.
As Ohio’s capital and the largest city in the state, Columbus is of particular interest to the brand due to its highly educated workforce with excellent wage growth. The city has also been the recipient of several accolades, including an "A" rating as one of the top cities for business in the U.S., a place among the top 50 cities in America and among the Best Places for Business and Careers. As more and more professionals flock to Columbus, early education and child care services will continue to be in high demand and Lightbridge Academy is the perfect answer to this increasing need.
Mele and other Lightbridge Academy representatives will be on hand in Columbus to provide more details on the brand’s franchise opportunity and answer questions about its large-scale plans in the Buckeye State.
“Lightbridge Academy’s impact on children and families over the course of the past two decades brings immense value in any market,” Mele said. “We’re growing at an expedited rate because of the strength of our core values; they resonate with both franchisees and our parents. As a result of our Circle of Care philosophy, the support we provide is unprecedented. Lightbridge Academy’s franchise opportunity can enable you make a real difference for families in your community.”
Interested entrepreneurs should be sure to check out Lightbridge Academy’s exhibit at The Franchise Show to learn more about available opportunities with the brand. The investment range for a Lightbridge Academy franchise is $541,228 to $733,635, including a $40,000 franchise fee. Visit https://lightbridgeacademyfranchise.com/ for additional information.