Making Change Happen
For the past twelve months, NRF has diligently been pushing for the retail industry's interests on Capitol Hill, focusing on sales tax fairness, job creation, travel visa reform, privacy issues and more. At the center of it all, the Retail Means Jobs campaign has been educating lawmakers, consumers and the general public about the jobs, innovation and consumer value that retail brings to America.
On May 15-16, during NRF's 77th Annual Washington Leadership Conference, NRF and more than 100 retailers stormed Capitol Hill to address critical policy issues with legislators. Retailers challenged law makers on business tax reform, consumer privacy, E-fairness, health care reform, and interchange swipe fees.
Save the Date 2013
Washington Leadership Conference 2013
May 7-8, 2013
The Madison | Washington, DC
Event Photos (click to enlarge)
|As the world’s largest retail trade association and the voice of retail worldwide, NRF represents retailers of all types and sizes, including chain restaurants and industry partners, from the United States and more than 45 countries abroad. Retailers operate more than 3.6 million U.S. establishments that support one in four U.S. jobs – 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.5 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy. NRF’s Retail Means Jobs campaign emphasizes the economic importance of retail and encourages policymakers to support a Jobs, Innovation and Consumer Value Agenda aimed at boosting economic growth and job creation.|