Updates to Entrepreneurship Policy Digests Provide Latest Data for Policymakers

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Kauffman Foundation updates four Policy Digests, providing new data, updated legislation and references to at-a-glance resources

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In order to provide the most current information on policy issues related to entrepreneurship, the Kauffman Foundation today released updates to four Entrepreneurship Policy Digests.

Designed to inform and educate policymakers, the Policy Digests deliver quick facts, resources and actionable policy ideas distilled from the Kauffman Foundation’s extensive research. Updates included in the following four Digests are:

The Economic Case for Welcoming Immigrant Entrepreneurs

New startup visa legislation is the highlight of the updates. Featured in the sidebar on page 1, the Digest gives links to current startup visa legislative proposals. Updates also include:

  • New resources in the For More Information section
  • The latest data from The Kauffman Index: Startup Activity
  • References to recent Policy Digests

The Dos and Don’ts of Local Entrepreneurship Promotion

Links to recent Entrepreneurship Policy Digests are the highlight of the updates, providing additional at-a-glance resources for policymakers. Updates also include:

  • New and updated resources in the For More Information section
  • The latest data from The Kauffman Index: Startup Activity
  • The latest data from the Kauffman Foundation Research Series on City, Metro, and Regional Entrepreneurship

The Importance of Young Firms for Economic Growth

The featured updates are the chart on page 1, which now offers data on net job creation through 2012, and the sidebar on page 1, which includes a new source of data: the Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs from the U.S. Census Bureau. Updates also include:

  • The latest data from The Kauffman Index: Startup Activity
  • References to recent Policy Digests

Occupational Licensing: A Barrier to Entrepreneurship

An addition to the introduction focuses on the labor market inefficiencies caused by licensing. Updates also include:

  • New data on lower rates of entrepreneurship in states that license more low-income occupations
  • New and updated resources in the For More Information section

To sign up to receive the Entrepreneurship Policy Digest, 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 kauffman.org, and follow the Foundation on twitter.com/kauffmanfdn and facebook.com/kauffmanfdn.

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