Kauffman Foundation Vice President Offers Solutions to Startup Deficit at U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee Hearing

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Dane Stangler will discuss the future of American entrepreneurship, including public policy recommendations to renew entrepreneurial growth; America Without Entrepreneurs: The Consequences of Dwindling Startup Activity will be streamed live tomorrow at 10 a.m. EDT

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Vice President of Research and Policy Dane Stangler will address members of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship about the future of American entrepreneurship. The event will be streamed live June 29 at 10 a.m. EDT.

Stangler will discuss the long-term deficit in new business creation, which has led to slow employment recovery after the Great Recession. The United States is now producing fewer high-growth firms than the past, and entrepreneurship is continuing to fall among young Americans.

Despite the decline in entrepreneurship, Stangler will highlight reasons for optimism about the nation’s entrepreneurial future, including technological changes leading to entrepreneurship in new sectors. Stangler also will make a number of policy recommendations to promote entrepreneurship, including streamlining government programs to support entrepreneurship, creating a startup visa for immigrant entrepreneurs and collecting new data to study entrepreneurship growth.

The Kauffman Foundation regularly releases widely cited reports to spur entrepreneurship, including the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship Series, which covers startup activity, growth entrepreneurship and main street entrepreneurship. With the goal of creating new knowledge about entrepreneurship, Kauffman’s research consistently impacts and educates policymakers at the national, state and local levels.

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 twitter.com/kauffmanfdn and facebook.com/kauffmanfdn.

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