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.

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 their insights and inspiration for aspiring and existing entrepreneurs.

Kauffman Sketchbook - "The Wizard of Fundz"

04/22/14 Slava Rubin, founder and chief executive of Indiegogo, offers advice for running a successful online crowdfunding campaign.

The Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity: 1996-2013

04/16/14 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.

Lessons for U.S. Metro Areas: Characteristics and Clustering of High-Tech Immigrant Entrepreneurs

04/03/14 An open and culturally diverse environment helps promote high-tech entrepreneurship among both immigrants and the U.S.-born, according to a new research report released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

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 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.