IFA's expanding global reach highlights the positive ways franchising impacts local economies and communities.
While the U.S. ecosystem for franchising is robust, the systems and support networks for the business model vary from nation to nation. Yet, the threats are similar. For example, the joint employer issue has emerged in places as diverse as North and South America, Europe, and Oceania.
IFA works to bolster its deep government relations experience with strong partners, including World Franchise Council member associations and the U.S. government. We have signed numerous collaboration agreements with other associations and encourage our WFC partners to protect the environment for franchising in their countries. In the spirit of global partnership, we will share an IFA-produced Government Relations Guide for franchise associations this month in Moscow during the World Franchise Council meeting.
A robust global ecosystem is crucial to franchising. That's why IFA works with local partners around...