IFA Statement on President Trump’s 2019 State of the Union Address

February 05, 2019

Contact: Jenna Weisbord, 310-995-0839

(WASHINGTON, FEB. 5) – International Franchise Association President and CEO Robert Cresanti today released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address to Congress:

“America’s 733,000 franchise small businesses prosper under pro-growth economic policies. I am encouraged by many of the policies that President Trump and Congress have already enacted, and I hope the federal government can work cooperatively and collaboratively to increase prosperity for all Americans.” 

The International Franchise Association is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising. America’s nearly 8 million franchise employees contribute more than $400 billion to U.S. GDP. 

About the International Franchise Association

Celebrating 56 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.