Mayors Business Council


International Franchise Association

Summary:
The IFA’s mission is to safeguard the business environment for franchising worldwide. The association represents businesses in more than 85 industries, including more than 11,000 franchisee, 1,200 franchisor and 600 supplier members nationwide. According to a 2008 study conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, there are more than 900,000 franchised establishments in the U.S. that are responsible for creating 21 million American jobs and generating $2.3 trillion in economic output.

Special Interests:
Downtown Development, Economic Development, Economic Policy, Energy, Financial Management, Health Care, Labor Relations, Minority Issues, Political Campaigns, Retail Development, Small Business Development, Tax Legislation, Tort Library

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