Job Creation and the Economy

Entrepreneurs who launch new businesses are the driving force behind a vibrant society when they create new jobs, renew the economy and expand human welfare.

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.

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.

Agriculture Tech Advances Opportunities for Entrepreneurs, Kauffman/Danforth Plant Science Center Paper Shows

04/23/14 With total food demand expected to increase 70 percent by 2050 sustainable agriculture technology will be critical to increase productivity in the face of significant environmental constraints and challenges.

Kauffman Sketchbook Features Insights from the Founders of Warby Parker

04/22/14 Dave Gilboa and Neil Blumenthal share the story of collaboration between close friends to create and build an online alternative to overpriced eyewear.

Kauffman Sketchbook - "Visionaries"

04/22/14 Dave Gilboa and Neil Blumenthal, co-founders and co-CEOs of Warby Parker, share practical advice for early-stage entrepreneurs

The 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.

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.

Entrepreneurial Activity Declines Again in 2013 as Labor Market Strengthens, according to Kauffman Report

04/09/14 New data reveal, for the first time, evidence that the share of “opportunity” entrepreneurship increases with improving economic conditions.

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.