FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Barbara Pruitt, 816-932-1288, email@example.com, Kauffman Foundation
Tom Phillips, 212-935-4655, firstname.lastname@example.org, Communication Partners
Second paper expands on principles for advancing U.S. entrepreneurship and innovation
(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) July 26, 2007 — As part of its efforts to advance entrepreneurship and innovation, the Kauffman Foundation today released an updated version of its policy paper titled, On the Road to an Entrepreneurial Economy: A Research and Policy Guide. The first version was released earlier this year.
The Policy Guide examines the most effective ways to promote new economic growth and innovation, as well as lowering barriers for individuals to form and sustain businesses that drive growth. It addresses topics that impact entrepreneurship in the United States, including immigration reform, education policy, health care coverage, emerging energy technologies, intellectual property protections, litigation and regulatory reforms, and minority enterprises.
The centerpiece of this initiative was a national policy summit in Washington, D.C. conducted earlier this year during which the Foundation unveiled its initial version of the policy roadmap designed to encourage an increasingly entrepreneurial economy. The current document is the second iteration of the paper, which reflects comments received during several expert panels convened in Washington, D.C. during EntrepreneurshipWeek USA on Feb. 26, 2007.
The updates in this new version include:
- More insights on how immigration policy affects the ability for skilled immigrants to contribute to the American economy and add jobs.
- Two principles for patent law reform that could encourage innovation and protect entrepreneurs, and recommendations for enacting reform legislation currently in Congress.
- How rule-making improvement strategies could make regulatory decision-making more efficient and effective.
A copy of the paper can be downloaded at www.kauffman.org/policy. Periodic updates to this document will be posted online at this location.
About the Kauffman Foundation
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City is a private, nonpartisan foundation that works with partners to advance entrepreneurship in America and improve the education of children and youth. The Kauffman Foundation was established in the mid-1960s by the late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman. Information about the Kauffman Foundation is available at www.kauffman.org.