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.

Non-Competes Can be Non-Starters, According to New Kauffman Policy Digest

07/21/14 State enforcement of non-compete agreements restricts highly skilled workers from moving in and out of new jobs and/or from starting their own businesses.

New Kauffman Policy Digest Offers States Policy Alternatives that Spur Entrepreneurial Growth

06/11/14 Policy Digest points to strategies that can foster business creation rather than relocation to boost local economies

Entrepreneurship's Role in Economic Development

06/11/14 Culling ideas from Kauffman research and those developed at a recent Kauffman Foundation conference on state incentive programs, the Policy Digest offers the following strategies for how states can better foster entrepreneurship.

On Kansas.com: Young Firms Drive Kansas Job Creation

06/02/14 In a Wichita Eagle op-ed, Dane Stangler and Jason Wiens discuss the effects newer firms have on economic stability and job growth in Kansas.

On Forbes.com: The Growing Potential of Intrastate Crowdfunding

05/29/14 Kauffman Foundation Policy Engagement Manager Jason Wiens examines the benefits of intrastate crowdfunding in an article for Forbes.com.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.