Entrepreneurship Policy

Policy principles and protocols can help pave the way for entrepreneurs to move forward or hamper their ability to establish their business, grow and prosper.

State and Local Entrepreneurship Policies are Focus of Kauffman Foundation’s Incentives to Innovate Conference

04/14/14 To further the conversation on initiatives focused on entrepreneurs, leading academics, entrepreneurs and policymakers will gather for Incentives to Innovate: State Policies to Jumpstart Innovation conference

Kauffman Policy Digest Features the Dos and Don’ts for Local Entrepreneurship Promotion

04/10/14 Research suggests state and local policymakers should embrace a new approach to promoting entrepreneurship.

The Dos and Don'ts of Local Entrepreneurship Promotion

04/10/14 Research suggests that policymakers seeking to promote entrepreneurship in their city or state turn from past strategies and embrace a new approach that puts entrepreneurs at the center.

Infographic: Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, 1996-2013

04/09/14 The Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity is a leading indicator of new business creation in the United States.

How Cities Can Nurture Cultural Entrepreneurs

04/03/14 This paper discusses the importance of cultural entrepreneurs, particularly since the Great Recession.

The Economic Case for Welcoming Immigrant Entrepreneurs

03/31/14 The Kauffman Foundation highlights strategies for how a “startup visa” would allow immigrants to start businesses in the United States after satisfying certain funding, employment, and other requirements.

Kauffman Policy Digest Makes the Case for Welcoming Immigrant Entrepreneurs to U.S. with a ‘Startup Visa’

03/27/14 The Kauffman Foundation highlights strategies for how a “startup visa” would allow immigrants to start businesses in the United States after satisfying certain funding, employment, and other requirements.

On RollCall.com: Break Immigration Reform Gridlock

03/27/14 U.S. policymakers may want to approach immigration reform by focusing on economic growth as a strategy, say Dane Spangler and Jason Wiens in an op-ed posted on the Roll Call website.

2014 State of Entrepreneurship Address

02/28/14 The Kauffman Foundation addresses growing challenges in new business creation and economic dynamism at its fifth annual State of Entrepreneurship Address at the National Press Club in Washington.

As Heard on NPR: Kauffman Provides Underwriting Support

02/21/14 We renew our underwriting support of National Public Radio with a call to attract teachers to the Kauffman School.