Understanding Entrepreneurship: Research and Resources from the Kauffman Foundation

Young and growing firms are a principal source of net job creation in the United States and around the globe, and they help drive productivity and innovation. 

To better understand what drives innovation and entrepreneurial growth in the world, the Kauffman Foundation produces a wide range of research and resources that offer data, trends, and policy implications for entrepreneurship.

Watch for more reports on entrepreneurial ecosystems, fostering entrepreneurship dynamism and resilience, assessing entrepreneurship program outcomes, culled insights from high-growth firms, and detailed entrepreneurship profiles of metropolitan areas.

State of the Field
An online hub covering the most up-to-date research on all aspects of entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurship Policy Digest
Each brief covers a policy issue related to entrepreneurship. Written for policymakers, the Digests deliver quick facts and actionable policy ideas distilled from the Kauffman Foundation's extensive research.

Growthology
This blog makes links between entrepreneurship, economic welfare, and economic growth, and offers information and analysis on policies and initiatives that drive innovation and growth.

Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship
This annual conference brings mayors and experts together to discuss ways to promote entrepreneurship in their cities.

Kauffman Emerging Scholars Program
This series of programs is designed to create a substantial body of research on entrepreneurship. The following initiatives have supported and recognized hundreds of scholars at each level of an academic career, leading to countless research studies on entrepreneurship:

The Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity
This leading indicator of new business creation in the United States measures business creation by specific demographic groups and by state and metropolitan areas. The 2013 data cover annual activity from 1996 to 2013.

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