Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) March 27, 2014
Citing research that shows the outsized economic impact of immigrant entrepreneurs in the United States, the Kauffman Foundation today issued an Entrepreneurship Policy Digest that highlights strategies for how a “startup visa” would allow immigrants to start businesses here after satisfying certain funding, employment and other requirements.
Currently there are several startup visa legislative proposals in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. The Policy Digest features a Kauffman Foundation analysis of possible economic contributions of one such proposal and goes on to offer the following research-based strategies to maximize the benefits of any startup visa:
Broaden Eligibility Thresholds
Create Easy Pathways to Entrepreneurship
Increase Number of Visas
The Kauffman Foundation’s Policy Digests consist of summaries of findings around relevant policy issues that will inform and educate policymakers. To read the entire Policy Digest on immigrant entrepreneurship and to sign up to receive subsequent Digests, go to http://www.kauffman.org/policydigest.
About the Kauffman Foundation
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private, nonpartisan foundation that aims to foster economic independence by advancing educational achievement and entrepreneurial success. Founded by late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman, the Foundation is based in Kansas City, Mo., and has approximately $2 billion in assets. For more information, visit http://www.kauffman.org, and follow the Foundation on http://www.twitter.com/kauffmanfdn and http://www.facebook.com/kauffmanfdn.