The way that entrepreneurs are viewed by the federal government continues to evolve. Savvy policymakers have been pointing to new and young firms as the true engines of economic growth for several years — but you can really see the progress when it filters down to federal programs.
If it filters down to federal programs.
When the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law in 2014, it replaced the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and updated the performance metric system. Until now, entrepreneurial training was not a legitimate option since it was not viewed or tracked as a “successful outcome.”
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