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IFA Franchising is YOU
The International Franchise Association
The International Franchise Association is the world's oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide.
The IFA works through its government relations and public policy, media relations and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising and the more than 780,000 franchise establishments that support the nearly 9 million direct jobs, $890 billion of economic output for the U.S. economy and three percent of the Gross Domestic Product.
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.
Franchising is About Relationships
Many people, when they think of franchising, focus first on the law. While the law is certainly important, it is not the central thing to understand about franchising. At its core, franchising is about the franchisor’s brand value, how the franchisor supports its franchisees, how the franchisee meets its obligations to deliver the products and services to the system’s brand standards and most importantly – franchising is about the relationship that the franchisor has with its franchisees.
Entrepreneur of the Year, Gordon B. Logan, Founder & CEO of Sport Clips, Inc.
IFA Mission
As the preeminent voice and acknowledged leader for franchising worldwide, the International Franchise Association's mission is to protect, enhance and promote franchising. 
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