Sinema Discusses Advancing Economic Opportunities for All Arizonans

Sep 19, 2023

Sinema spoke with entrepreneurs and small business owners about her work fueling a healthy economy for all Arizonans

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema spoke to entrepreneurs and small business owners with the International Franchise Association about her bipartisan, commonsense efforts to expand opportunities and build a healthy economy by helping Arizonans start their own businesses. Earlier this year, Arizona was named a top state for franchise business growth in 2023.

“Arizona franchise owners support our local youth organizations, hire veterans, and provide quality care and services – fueling a healthy economy where all Arizonans have the opportunity to build better lives for themselves and their families,” said Sinema.

In Arizona, franchising supports 15,000 small businesses and over 150,000 jobs. Throughout her time in Congress, Sinema has maintained a sharp focus on building a healthy economy, keeping government spending lean to help lower costs, and pushing back against excessive regulations and burdensome taxes to create more opportunities for Arizonans to open their own businesses and create new jobs. 

Sinema discussed how she consistently hears from entrepreneurs and business owners across Arizona that they need capital and mentoring to start their ventures, grow their businesses, and invest in themselves and their workers. The Senator noted how working with a trusted franchised brand can help business owners get ahead – offering support, vendor relationships, and a built-in customer base. 

Sinema reiterated her priority of ensuring Arizonans have the economic tools they need to build better lives for themselves, their employees, and their communities. She pointed to concerns she raised with a bipartisan group of colleagues about proposals to expand and change the joint employer standard in a way that would make participating in the franchise model more difficult and more expensive – ensuring they can continue contributing to job growth in key areas such as dining, retail, senior care, hospitality, and child care.