Franchisee Jerry Akers Testifies Before House Education and Workforce Committee

In a hearing before the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, franchise owner Jerry Akers testified on behalf of the International Franchise Association (IFA) today sharing the ongoing workforce challenges facing franchise business owners, the continued path to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and his significant concerns with policies such as the PRO Act that could diminish his business and employees.

2023 Economic Outlook Shows Franchise Job and Unit Growth Trends Ahead of Pre-Pandemic Levels

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today released its 2023 Franchising Economic Outlook report, showing that franchise unit and job growth continues to outpace pre-pandemic levels, delivering jobs and business ownership opportunities across the United States, despite economic uncertainty across all industries and in daily life. The report highlights the impacts of today’s unique economic challenges, which have affected system growth and led to an increase in wages, among other factors.

IFA Urges No Vote on New Jersey Anti-Hospitality Bill

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today urged a “no” vote on New Jersey bill A-1958, which the organization warns would undermine the franchise business model in the state. The legislation would insert the state government into private franchise contracts, promote litigation, and diminish brand standards – the foundation of the franchise model. The bill is being considered today by the New Jersey Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee.
IFA Foundation Announces Philip Zeidman Franchising Internship Program kpatterson Wed, 03/15/2023 - 20:24
The International Franchise Association (IFA) and the IFA Foundation, with support from a generous donation by DLA Piper, have created the Philip Zeidman Franchising Internship Program and Fund, an endowment to support and educate the next generation of leaders in international franchising.