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.

How Can I Measure Entrepreneurial Activity in My Region? Introducing the New Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship

05/12/15 Introducing the New Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship, the first and largest index tracking entrepreneurship across city, state and national levels.

Left Behind? The New Generation of Latino Entrepreneurs

04/13/15 Kauffman researcher Emily Fetsch examines the growth of Latino-American entrepreneurs and the particular challenges they face.

The Economic Case for Welcoming Immigrant Entrepreneurs

03/27/15 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.

Help Shift the Economy Into Drive with Immigration Reform

02/20/15 Kauffman researcher Chris Jackson explores how immigrants contribute to economic growth and shows that current immigration policy is holding back the economy from functioning at its potential.

New Kauffman Policy Digest Highlights Immigration Policy Innovations at the Federal, State and Local Levels

01/22/15 A Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Policy Digest looks at policy ideas at the federal, state and local levels for how to capture the economic benefits and growth that come from entrepreneurial immigrants.

Entrepreneurship Starts at Home: How Research Can Inform Policy

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

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Cromnibus, Immigration and Stupidity

12/08/14 Several hot-button issues come into focus this week in Washington. All eyes are on the “CRomnibus” – the hybrid continuing resolution and omnibus package that would temporarily fund the federal government – and just how Republicans and Democrats will agree to avoid another government shutdown. The argument is tied to President Obama’s executive order on immigration and that issue is the main topic of Judiciary Committee hearings in the House and Senate this week. Not to be overlooked, Jonathan Gruber, the MIT economics professor that made comments about the “stupidity of the American voter” helping pass of the Affordable Care Act, will be testifying in front of the House Oversight Committee about the fiasco and the “transparency failures” that went along with it. Other topics covered this week include: drones, cybersecurity, the future of nuclear energy and retirement security.

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Immigration Battle Threatens Another Shutdown

12/01/14 Members of Congress return to Washington this week and partisan resentment over President Obama’s executive order on immigration reform has some thinking that Republicans and Democrats will wage another spending battle with yet another threat of a federal government shutdown. Whether or not that will be the case remains to be seen over the next several days, but it is the topic of the only committee hearing of note this week.

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.