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.

Entrepreneurship Starts at Home: How Research Can Inform Policy

Kauffman research is increasingly pointing to the importance of location to entrepreneurship.

Evaluating the Effectiveness of State Tax Incentives

State leaders need better information to avoid unexpected budget challenges, identify programs that are effective, and modify or end programs that do not achieve their intended purpose.

Mapping Our Future

At the Kauffman Foundation, we know that if our work is to make any difference, we must start by looking within.

New Kauffman ‘Thoughtbook’ Explores Ideas That Drive Progress through Education, Entrepreneurship

11/12/14 First-time digital format features dozens of essays, interviews, photos and videos by Foundation leaders, associates and experts engaged in areas related to Kauffman’s mission

Experimenting with Entrepreneurs and Economic Reform

11/10/14 Looking abroad for clues on our own efforts to boost economic growth

Kauffman Foundation Economists Revive Two Popular Blogs

11/06/14 After a hiatus to refresh content and direction, the Kauffman Foundation is re-launching the "Data Maven" and "Growthology" blogs that explore entrepreneurship and education trends and research.

Chicago Ideas Week #IdeasChat

10/21/14 - 10/21/14 Join the Kauffman Foundation (@KauffmanFDN) and Chicago Ideas Week (@chicagoideas) for its first CIW #IdeasChat via Twitter.

KC Research Data Center to Help Fill Need for Data

10/20/14 Last week, Kansas City-area researchers received a bit of good news with the announcement that the city would land a new Census Bureau research data center (RDC) in the fall of 2015 -- providing area researchers with access to some of the nation's highest-quality data for analysis of the U.S. economy and public policy issues.

Kansas City Fed Establishes Census Research Data Center

10/15/14 The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, as part of a consortium consisting of the Kauffman Foundation, the University of Kansas, the University of Kansas Medical Center, the University of Missouri and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, announces the establishment of a new research data center (RDC) that will provide researchers with access to high-quality data for analysis of the U.S. economy and public policy issues.

2014 Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship

10/15/14 The Kauffman Foundation's annual Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship brings mayors and entrepreneurship experts together to discuss ways to promote startup activity and encourage higher levels of entrepreneurship in their cities.