Despite long-term declines in business creation and slow growth, there are many reasons to be optimistic about the future of entrepreneurship in the United States. This message, delivered by Kauffman President and CEO Wendy Guillies in the State of Entrepreneurship Address, summarizes key findings in a publication released yesterday called The New Entrepreneurial Growth Agenda.
As part of the publication’s release, Kauffman hosted a prestigious panel discussion at the National Press Club that included the participation of Rajshree Agarwal, executive director of the Ed Snider Center at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Bloomberg View Columnist Paula Dwyer interviewed Agarwal and two colleagues (all contributors to the report) about current impediments to fostering entrepreneurship in American and what could be done to facilitate business start ups. Rep. Steve Chabot (chairman of the House Small Business Committee) also spoke to the about what Congress is doing to support business growth.
A video of the session and the New Entrepreneurial Growth Agenda report are available on the Kauffman Foundation website.