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Franchising, due to its structure and
demonstrable track record of 40
percent growth over the last decade, offers
the most promising vehicle to accelerate
widespread job creation in this country.
declines in sales volume, forcing them to operate at less profitable
To address these challenges, the IFA has partnered with the
Consumer Bankers Association, CIT Group, the National Association
of Government Guaranteed Lenders, the National Restaurant
Association and others to develop solutions that increase credit flow
to small franchise businesses. The organizations co-hosted a Small
Business Lending Summit Thursday, April 7, 2011, in Washington,
D.C., to identify solutions to enable increased lending to small
franchised businesses and speed up the economic recovery.