In celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, U.S. President Barack Obama recently named November as National Entrepreneurship Month in the United States.
"America has always been a country of risk takers and dreamers -- where anyone who is willing to work hard can turn a good idea into a thriving business -- and our spirit of ingenuity remains a powerful engine of growth, creating jobs and bolstering our economy," President Obama stated in the proclamation. "This month, we recognize the grit and determination of American inventors and innovators and their many contributions to our Nation, and we reaffirm our commitment to support these entrepreneurs as they develop the products, services, and ideas of tomorrow."
It is the sixth straight year that the president has issued a proclamation in support of entrepreneurs to coincide with Global Entrepreneurship Week which was launched in 2008 by the Kauffman Foundation and now sees 150 countries holding events and competitions each November to help entrepreneurs start and scale new firms.
The White House is also lending the Administration's support to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Marrakech later this month as part of GEW celebrations in Morocco.
"As we observe National Entrepreneurship Month and celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, let us continue our work to ensure America remains home to the best minds and the most innovative businesses on earth," said President Obama.
An effort is also underway to get Congress to recognize the third Tuesday each November as National Entrepreneurs Day. The bi-partisan effort is cosponsored by 51 members of the House of Representatives.
The full text of the proclamation is available at WhiteHouse.gov.
[photo credit Center for American Progress Action Fund]
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