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.

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 RollCall.com: 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.

Study of U.S. Metros With Most High-Tech Immigrant Entrepreneurs Provides Lessons for Other Regions

03/25/14 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.

2014 State of Entrepreneurship Panel

02/20/14 Josh Mendelsohn, Engine co-founder moderates a discussion featuring "Washington Wonks" and "Policy Pundits" pitching their best policy ideas for entrepreneurial growth.

2014 State of Entrepreneurship Address: Fostering a Faster-Growing Entrepreneurial Economy

02/20/14 How do we get to a more prosperous American economy? Kauffman Foundation President and CEO Tom McDonnell outlines the key themes in the Foundation's "America's New Entrepreneurial Growth Agenda" report.

Kauffman Foundation Releases Policy Brief of Thought Leaders’ Ideas to Stimulate Entrepreneurial Growth

02/19/14 A new policy brief and video highlight ideas to spur entrepreneurial growth that a panel of policy leaders presented at the Foundation’s 2014 State of Entrepreneurship Address.