Kauffman Foundation's 2012 State of Entrepreneurship Address to Present Solutions for Spurring Economic Growth and Creating Jobs at the State Level

Contact:
Ben Branham, 646-246-6147, benjamin.branham@edelman.com, Edelman
Barbara Pruitt, 816-932-1288, bpruitt@kauffman.org, 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.

Panelists

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

Agenda

Noon EST: State of Entrepreneurship Address
12:30 p.m. EST: Break for Luncheon
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST: Panel Discussion