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Delaware Retail Council (DRC)
Offices: Wilmington, Delaware
The DRC is the largest statewide organization dedicated solely to the interest and progress of the retail industry. As a member of the Retail Council, retailers have a strong advocate who works for them in local, state and national government. The Delaware Retail Council keeps retailers up to date in such critical areas as workers and unemployment compensation, health insurance regulation, consumer protection, employee relations, loss prevention, and taxes.


Electronic Retailing Association (ERA)
Offices: Arlington, Virginia
Electronic Retailing Association is the trade association for companies who use the power of electronics to sell goods and services to the public. The mission of the Electronic Retailing Association is to foster growth, development and acceptance of the rapidly growing direct response industry worldwide for the companies who use the power of electronic media to sell goods and services to the public.


Florida Retail Federation (FRF)
Offices: Tallahassee, Florida
The Florida Retail Federation protects Florida's retailers by lobbying the state legislature and providing cost-saving services. FRF was founded to promote a healthy, free enterprise system in Florida. Their purpose is to strengthen and support a favorable business environment where retailers and their suppliers can grow and prosper. By protecting Florida's retail industry, FRF is preserving and fostering the foundation of the country's economy.


Georgia Retail Association (GRA)
Offices: Lithonia, Georgia
The Georgia Retail Association has protected Georgia's retailers from unreasonable taxes, fees, regulations and legislation. Georgia is a friendly state for retailers largely due to GRA's work over the past 40 years. Whether you are a large chain retailer or an independent retail merchant, there's a reason to belong to the Georgia Retail Association. The purpose of GRA's government affairs program is to use all legitimate means at our disposal to create the best possible economic and political climate for Georgia's retailers.


Illinois Retail Merchants Association (IRMA)
Offices: Chicago, Illinois
The Illinois Retail Merchants Association is one of the largest state retail organizations in the United States. IRMA serves as the voice of retailing and the business community in state government. IRMA's government relations efforts have resulted in both the passage and defeat of significant bills of major bottom line impact on retail stores. From the nation's largest retailers to independent businesses in every corner of the State, merchants can count on IRMA to fight for the best possible environment in which to do business in Illinois.
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
Offices: New York, New York; London, England & Singapore
The International Council of Shopping Centers is the global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its 57,000 members in the US, Canada and more than 80 other countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, lenders, retailers and other professionals as well as academics and public officials. ICSC links with more than 25 national and regional shopping center councils throughout the world.
Iowa Retail Federation (IRF)
Offices: Urbandale, Iowa
The Iowa Retail Federation ensures a retail voice for Iowa that is united and strong. As a business, members can depend on the Iowa Retail Federation to help protect their interests in Iowa. Today, Congress is giving more power to state and local governments. This means that state actions increasingly impact the bottom line. The association provides a variety of valuable services to help member retailers. Many members participate in this cost-savings program.