Ben Branham, 646-246-6147, firstname.lastname@example.org, Edelman
Barbara Pruitt, 816-932-1288, email@example.com, Kauffman Foundation
Address and panel discussion will be streamed online live from the National Press Club
in Washington at noon EST on Feb. 9, 2012
(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) Feb. 8, 2012 — As the U.S. enters an election year and decision-making in Washington continues to stagnate, policymakers and citizens are asking what state governments can do to encourage long-term economic growth and create jobs without emptying state coffers.
Amid this challenge, the Kauffman Foundation is convening the third annual State of Entrepreneurship Address to explore methods of promoting entrepreneurship, sparking innovation, and accelerating economic growth through low-cost changes in state law and policy.
The event will include an address by Benno C. Schmidt, Kauffman Foundation trustee and interim president, as well as remarks from Dave Heineman, Governor of Nebraska and chair of the National Governors Association. After a brief break, a panel discussion will follow featuring Jack Markell, Governor of Delaware and vice chair of the National Governors Association, as well as other state policy experts.
Please join the live stream of the event at www.visualwebcaster.com/statestartups.
Bill Aulet, senior lecturer and managing director, the Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
Oliver R. Goodenough, fellow, Berkman Center for Internet Society at Harvard Law School and professor, Vermont Law School
Dave Heineman, Governor of Nebraska and chair of the National Governors Association
Robert Litan, vice president of Research and Policy, the Kauffman Foundation
Morris Kleiner, professor and AFL-CIO chair, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Jack Markell, Governor of Delaware and vice chair of the National Governors Association
Noon EST: State of Entrepreneurship Address
12:30 p.m. EST: Break for Luncheon
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST: Panel Discussion