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Lessons from the Kauffman Index: Immigrants are Infused with Entrepreneurial Energy

Kauffman researcher Chris Jackson dives into the Kauffman Index: Startup Activity and emphasizes the importance of the role immigrants play in entrepreneurship.

On The Hill: Startup Visas Can Positively Impact the Economy

In a piece on The Hill's Congress blog, 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.

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

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

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

The Economic Case for Welcoming Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Learn how 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

Despite an improving economy, policymakers can better support entrepreneurs and those who create jobs and economic growth. One way to cultivate a talented and entrepreneurial community is by enacting immigration reform that functions in the spirit of America's tradition as a nation of immigrants.

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

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.

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Cromnibus, Immigration and Stupidity

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

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.

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

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.