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.
Kauffman Foundation Director of Research and Policy E.J. Reedy addresses members of the U.S. House of Representatives regarding the role of entrepreneurship in creating economic opportunities for Americans.
India, the country that sends far and away more entrepreneurs to the U.S. than any other, has a new policy that might help keep more of that startup talent at home.
Kauffman researcher Chris Jackson dives into the Kauffman Index: Startup Activity and emphasizes the importance of the role immigrants play in entrepreneurship.
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.
Introducing the New Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship, the first and largest index tracking entrepreneurship across city, state and national levels.
Kauffman researcher Emily Fetsch examines the growth of Latino-American entrepreneurs and the particular challenges they face.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New in 2015 from the Kauffman Foundation, the Kauffman Index: Startup Activity brings together the latest data available on entrepreneurial trends nationally, at the state level, and for the 40 largest metropolitan areas of the United States.
For more, view the Immigration and the American Economy research series.
Read summaries of findings around relevant policy issues impacting entrepreneurship.
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