Economic Gardening

Economic gardening is an economic development model that embraces the fundamental idea that entrepreneurs drive economies. The model seeks to create jobs by supporting existing companies in a community.

EMKF International Research and Policy Roundtable

05/31/12   On March 11-12, 2012, the Kauffman Foundation hosted the International Research and Policy Roundtable in Liverpool, U.K. in the context of the Global Entrepreneurship Congress. Experts from around the world were invited to submit papers on a range of topics related to high-growth entrepreneurship. Out of almost 200 abstracts submitted, 12 authors were invited to Liverpool to present papers covering a range of geographies and themes.

ETFs and the Present Danger to Capital Formation

10/19/11   Prepared Testimony by Harold Bradley and Robert E. Litan Before the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investments.

Kauffman Research Roundup

12/14/11   We've compiled the most compelling statistics from to demonstrate the critical role entrepreneurs play in the economy.

Taxes and Investment in Young Businesses

Kauffman Foundation Research and Policy Vice President Dane Stangler and Policy Director Jason Wiens submitted this letter that explains how taxes impact startup investment decisions and shape incentives.

The Entrepreneurship Policy Map

03/10/16   The Entrepreneurship Policy Map focuses on the policy needs of three stages of entrepreneurship: mew business creation, local small business activity, and, growing and high-growth firms.

The Startup Act

05/23/12   The Kauffman Foundation's "Startup Act" proposal suggests ways to jump-start the ailing U.S. economy and increase job creation by accelerating the growth of startups and young businesses.

EMKF IRPR 2012 Papers Presented

05/23/12   Papers from the International Research and Policy Roundtable, an event focused on developing national and/or regional policies for high-growth entrepreneurship.

Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Policy Map FAQ

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation developed the Entrepreneurship Policy Map as a tool to help identify specific public and private policies that matter most to different entrepreneurs and to illustrate a holistic approach to supporting entrepreneurship across various stages of the entrepreneurial journey.