State, Federal, and International Issues



The mission of IFA’s Government Relations Department is to preserve and enhance the legislative and regulatory climate for the growth of franchising worldwide by providing services and representation that only IFA can achieve. The Department accomplishes this by monitoring legislative and regulatory activity, conducting lobbying and grassroots campaigns, participating in national and local coalitions, and through creating forums and educational tools for experts in the franchising community. Our Department aims to promote positive relations between franchisors, franchisees, and elected and appointed government officials and employees.


IFA's 2015 Policy Platform  


Federal Legislative Priorities  


 CapAccess   HealthCare 
 Immigration   Workforce Policy 
 TaxReform   Veterans2013 

State Legislative Priorities  

IFA opposes legislation that would insert the government into private franchise contracts freely agreed to by each party. Market forces, not government mandates and relationship laws, should create the climate for changes to Franchise Agreements and should drive improvements in franchising practices. 


For More on the States and Franchising  


  Contact The IFA Government Relations Staff 


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