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FRANCHISE INDUSTRY 2010 ECONOMIC OUTLOOK TO BE RELEASED DEC. 16

MEDIA ADVISORY

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2009—The International Franchise Association will release the 2010 Economic Outlook for Franchise Businesses Dec. 16.

Prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for the IFA Educational Foundation, the report will review 2009 outlook predictions, and forecast 2010 economic indicators, including the economic output and the number of jobs and franchise units in the U.S. franchise industry for 10 franchise business formats.

The report also includes the results of an IFA Franchise Business Leader Sentiment Survey depicting franchise industry leaders’ outlook on the economy and the future of their businesses as well as the key issues they see impacting the industry. 

WHAT: 2010 Economic Outlook for Franchise Businesses

WHEN: 10:30 am, EDT, Dec. 16, 2009

WHERE: Interactive Webinar.  To register, click here.

WHO:  Dina Dwyer-Owens, IFA chairwoman, Chairwoman & CEO, The Dwyer Group
             Matthew Shay, IFA president & CEO
             Dr. Drew Lyon, principal, PricewaterhouseCoopers

About The International Franchise Association

The International Franchise Association, the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising, is the preeminent voice and acknowledged leader for the industry worldwide. Approaching a half-century of service with a growing membership of more than 1,250 franchise systems, 10,000-plus franchisees and more than 500 firms that supply goods and services to the industry, IFA protects, enhances and promotes franchising by advancing the values of integrity, respect, trust, commitment to excellence, honesty and diversity. For more information, visit the IFA Web site at www.franchise.org.  

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