Research

The Kauffman Foundation aims to create actionable insights, data-driven models, and practical tools that align with core strategies and support reducing barriers for entrepreneurs through key reports, such as the Kauffman Index series and other papers or articles.

The Kauffman Index

The Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship series offers in-depth measures of the people and businesses that contribute to America's overall economic dynamism. The series consists of reports and accompanying interactive data visualizations presenting entrepreneurial trends nationally, at the state level, and for the 40 largest metropolitan areas.

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Kauffman Index

U.S. Census Bureau's Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs

The Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs provides a timely, more frequent socio-economic portrait of the nation's employer businesses by gender, ethnicity, race, and veteran status. It includes the number of years a firm has been in business, as well as extensive geographical coverage, with data at the national level, across all fifty states, and the fifty largest metropolitan areas in the country.

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Entrepreneurship Scholars

The Kauffman Foundation has funded a series of programs and initiatives designed to support the overall goal of advancing the study of entrepreneurship.

By assisting talented young scholars in their efforts to earn a Ph.D., encouraging early-career research, and recognizing ground-breaking research, the Kauffman Foundation has encouraged the best and the brightest to focus their academic careers on entrepreneurship.

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Research Archive

Kauffman Foundation research has contributed 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.

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Kauffman Foundation research archive