Welcome and Mission

Welcome to the Kauffman Foundation’s Incentives to Innovate: State Policies to Jumpstart Entrepreneurship conference site.

We hope you will find this an intellectually stimulating experience that generates new ideas and helps you meet new collaborators to advance your work.

The purpose of this conference is to bring together academics and policymakers across the United States to examine state and local tax expenditures, economic development initiatives, and other incentives aimed at supporting entrepreneurship and innovation.

We look forward to spending this time together engaging in lively discussion on a range of issues.

Dane Stangler
Vice President

Yasuyuki Motoyama
Senior Scholar