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.

Chicago Ideas Week #IdeasChat

10/21/14 - 10/21/14 Join the Kauffman Foundation (@KauffmanFDN) and Chicago Ideas Week (@chicagoideas) for its first CIW #IdeasChat via Twitter.

Pritzker Announces New NACIE Members

10/13/14 U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker recently announced the 27 new members of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The Council will serve as a vehicle for ongoing dialogue with the entrepreneurship and workforce development communities, including working with business and trade associations.

You Can't Scale What You Don't Start

10/07/14 The importance of new companies to economic and social progress.

The Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship

The Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship brings mayors and entrepreneurship experts together to discuss ways to promote startup activity and encourage higher levels of entrepreneurship in their cities.

Young Firms Drive Job Growth, According to New Kauffman Policy Digest

09/25/14 Digest says new companies are primary source of job creation in American economy and offers policymakers strategies for igniting entrepreneurship.

The Importance of Young Firms for Economic Growth

09/25/14 When it comes to job-creating power, it is not the size of the business that matters as much as it is the age.

Kauffman Sketchbook - "Myth-Busting Entrepreneurship"

09/16/14 Dane Stangler, vice president of Research & Policy at the Kauffman Foundation, discusses four persistent myths about entrepreneurship.

KCSourceLink Report Examines Entrepreneurship in Kansas City

09/15/14 The Kauffman-sponsored “We Create KC” report is organized around six imperatives identified as key areas of development in the region’s efforts to nurture entrepreneurship and economic growth.

Kauffman Foundation Senior Fellow Testifies Before Members of the U.S. House Committee on Small Business

09/10/14 Senior Fellow Jonathan Ortmans testified before the U.S. House Committee on Small Business in Washington, D.C., today, regarding the changing rate of business creation in America.

On Xconomy.com: Examining Pluses and Minuses and Non-Compete Agreements

08/14/14 In an article for Xconomy.com, Dane Stangler, Kauffman Foundation vice president of Research & Policy, explores the benefits and downfalls of non-compete laws on entrepreneurial activity.