FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7—Following a highly-contested campaign season, the International Franchise Association (IFA) today released the following statement highlighting its willingness to work with all Congressional leaders to develop a pro-growth economic platform:
“This was a critical election and, in an era when taxes, health care reform and workforce issues continue to impact the bottom line of franchise small businesses, it is imperative that franchising’s voice is heard as a new Congress takes the lead on significant policy issues,” stated IFA's Senior Vice President of Government Relations & Public Affairs Matt Haller.
“IFA remains committed to working with members of Congress who support and understand the franchise business model. IFA will work to educate new members about the economic impact of franchising by illustrating how important pro-growth policies are for creating and sustaining jobs.”
America’s franchise businesses are found in all 50 states and in every Congressional district. All told, the 733,000 franchise business locations directly support nearly 8 million jobs.
Celebrating 58 years of excellence, education, and advocacy, the International Franchise Association is the world's oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. IFA works through its government relations and public policy, media relations and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising and the more than 733,000 franchise establishments that support nearly 7.6 million direct jobs, $674.3 billion of economic output for the U.S. economy and 2.5 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). IFA members include franchise companies in over 300 different business format categories, individual franchisees, and companies that support the industry in marketing, law, technology and business development.