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What is the State of Entrepreneurship in America?

Feb 18, 2016
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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.

About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business 

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, specialty masters, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.