Immigrant Entrepreneurship

America’s new immigrant entrepreneurs have created and now lead some of the world’s most innovative companies. Immigrants to the U.S. bring a fresh perspective that can translate into new ideas for businesses.

An Entrepreneurial Renaissance

09/22/14 Congressman Steve Chabot of Ohio talks about how federal policies could clear the way for an entrepreneurial renaissance in America -- looking at access to capital, talent and approaches to remove barrier to entrepreneurship.

On The Hill: Startup Visas Can Positively Impact the Economy

07/23/14 Dane Stangler and Jason Wiens explain how a startup visa could create up to 1.6 million jobs and boost the economy by up to 1.5 percent.

House and Senate Bills Could Advance Innovation and Competitiveness, According to Kauffman-Funded NFAP Report

06/27/14 A Kauffman-funded National Foundation for American Policy report finds that key parts of pending immigration bills would open the door wider to highly skilled individuals.

Kauffman-Funded NFAP Studies Explores Immigrants’ Importance to U.S. Science, Engineering

06/27/14 Immigrants have played an increasingly important role in contributing to science and engineering advancements in America, according to a Kauffman Foundation-funded National Foundation for American Policy report.

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.

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.

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.

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.