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Economic Data

With research conducted by PwC, and polling data powered by Morning Consult, IFA launched Franchise Economy to educate policymakers and the public on the economic benefits of franchising across America. From national-level data to the smallest Congressional districts on the map, you can view the economics of franchising, including the number of establishments, jobs supported, payroll, output, and GDP in your own community.
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A Solution to Rising Health Care Costs

The structure and experience of the franchise model makes it uniquely suited to implement and manage quality Association Health Plans.
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Exclusive: Q&A with Rep. Bobby Rush

During a busy week in which a U.S. House Committee introduced legislation to fix joint employer, Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL.) sat down with IFA President and CEO Robert Cresanti, CFE, for an exclusive interview about his support of small business, apprenticeship programs, and the impact of franchising on local communities.
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FAB: A New Way to Connect

Washington D.C. could use a dose of reality, compassion and bipartisanship. IFA is hoping the Franchise Action Broadcast will accomplish this, and more.
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Joint Employer Progress: The Job Is Not Done

During a press conference on July 27, members of Congress, including U.S. Reps. Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.), Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), Lou Correa (D-Calif.), Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) and Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) introduced the Save Local Business Act, which is the single most important piece of legislation for franchising in decades.
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A Giant Leap... for Franchising

After more than three years of murky, government-inspired “joint employment” liability looming over franchises, the IFA-led effort to fight back recently reached a new high point. On July 27, the 115th Congress introduced a bipartisan bill entitled the Save Local Business Act (H.R. 3441), and its intent is to provide clarity on all the joint employment compliance questions that have faced franchise owners over the past three years.
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