As Global Entrepreneurship Week comes to a close in the United States and 88 countries around the world, U.S. President Barack Obama has issued a proclamation supporting those efforts, proclaiming November 16 – 22 to be a National Entrepreneurship Week. In doing so, Obama called "upon all Americans to recognize the important contributions of entrepreneurs to our economy."
In the proclamation, he also said, "Entrepreneurs are the engine of job creation in America, generating millions of good jobs. Many begin with nothing more than a good idea, and translate new products and services into vibrant businesses. To secure our Nation’s future prosperity, we must ensure that our entrepreneurs have the tools they need to survive and thrive."
The statement comes as thousands of organizations are in the midst of hosting events designed to inspire young people to unleash their creative ideas and turn them into job-producing, sustainable businesses.
Read the full Presidential Proclamation on the White House site