Our research is contributing to a more in-depth understanding of what drives innovation and economic growth in an entrepreneurial world, and best practices for improving academic achievement in Greater Kansas City.
With the goal of creating new knowledge about entrepreneurship, Kauffman conducts and supports research that informs our own education programs and that educates policymakers and the public about pro-entrepreneurship policies at all levels of government.
For research related to improving academic achievement, Kauffman focuses on Kansas City-area education issues and the development of a longitudinal database of student data from preschool through postsecondary.
Using the metropolitan areas of St. Louis and Kansas City, this paper provides insights into how regions can accelerate momentum and increase their return on investments in entrepreneur development.
Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs Data Briefing Series
This report examines trends in entrepreneurial capital formation and considers their implications for entrepreneurs.
This briefing explores startup financing trends and how access and cost of capital impact profitability.
Kauffman Foundation study recommends policies to open the door wider to benefit U.S. innovation and competitiveness
One physical vision of how entrepreneurship is started is by a spark of inspiration, sometimes between coworkers, sometimes in the classroom, sometimes in the shower.
An analysis of more than 4,200 economic development incentive awards in fourteen states finds that large companies receive dominant shares: 70 percent of the deals and 90 percent of the dollars.
Inspired by research on the importance of entrepreneurship for sustained economic growth and improved wellbeing, many governments and non-governmental grant-making organizations have sought over the past decade to implement policies and programs intended to support entrepreneurs
As with other “typical” cities in the Midwest, Indianapolis is often overlooked in academic studies, but has much to offer the research, practice, and policy communities interested in entrepreneurship and its benefits.
The Kauffman Foundation Research Series on City, Metro, and Regional Entrepreneurship consists of reports that explore the entrepreneurial ecosystems of medium-tier cities, as well as ways to measure and support entrepreneurial ecosystems.
Kauffman Foundation Director of Research and Policy E.J. Reedy addresses members of the U.S. House of Representatives regarding the role of entrepreneurship in creating economic opportunities for Americans.
This paper offers twelve indicators and their sources for measuring the outcomes and vibrancy of a local entrepreneurial ecosystem.
This paper provides recommendations for how cities and states can promote entrepreneurship and begin to see results.
Firm Formation and Growth
Explores the relationship between firm formation and economic growth in the United States.
Kauffman Firm Survey
The largest longitudinal survey of new businesses in the world.
The Kauffman Index: Startup Activity
A leading indicator of new business creation in the United States.
Immigration and the American Economy
Studies looking at the economic contributions of skilled legal immigrants in the United States.
Business Dynamics Statistics
Tracks annual changes in employment for growing and shrinking businesses at the establishment level.
The Digests provide summaries of findings around relevant policy issues impacting entrepreneurship.
The Kauffman Index site contains interactive data visualizations of entrepreneurial trends nationally, as well as profiles for the top 40 metros and all 50 states.