Kauffman Foundation Vice President Offers Solutions to Startup Deficit at U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee Hearing

Dane Stangler will discuss the future of American entrepreneurship, including public policy recommendations to renew entrepreneurial growth

America Without Entrepreneurs: The Consequences of Dwindling Startup Activity 

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) June 28, 2016 — Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Vice President of Research and Policy Dane Stangler will address members of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship about the future of American entrepreneurship. The event will be streamed live June 29 at 10 a.m. EDT.

Stangler will discuss the long-term deficit in new business creation, which has led to slow employment recovery after the Great Recession. The United States is now producing fewer high-growth firms than the past and entrepreneurship is continuing to fall among young Americans.

Despite the decline in entrepreneurship, Stangler will highlight reasons for optimism about the nation’s entrepreneurial future, including technological changes leading to entrepreneurship in new sectors. Stangler also will make a number of policy recommendations to promote entrepreneurship, including streamlining government programs to support entrepreneurship, creating a startup visa for immigrant entrepreneurs and collecting new data to study entrepreneurship growth.

The Kauffman Foundation regularly releases widely cited reports to spur entrepreneurship, including the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship Series, which covers startup activity, growth entrepreneurship and main street entrepreneurship. With the goal of creating new knowledge about entrepreneurship, Kauffman’s research consistently impacts and educates policymakers at the national, state and local levels.