Government Relations & Public Policy
The mission of IFA’s Government Relations & Public Policy 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 provide. This is accomplished by lobbying and educating federal, state and local policymakers, monitoring legislative and regulatory activity impacting the franchise industry, conducting grassroots campaigns, participating in national and local coalitions, and promoting positive relations between franchisors, franchisees, and government officials and employees.
Federal Legislative Priorities
IFA represents the franchise industry before Congress, the White House, and federal government agencies and advocates for a pro-growth climate for franchise businesses.
State Legislative Priorities
IFA closely follows legislative and regulatory activities in all 50 states and the territory of Puerto Rico to protect against policies that could negatively impact the franchising community. Our number one priority is to protect the franchise business model. IFA believes that matters are best resolved between franchisor and franchisee in addressing the unique characteristics of the franchise system.