Entrepreneurship drives economic growth, propels job creation, and creates opportunities for upward economic mobility. Yet, fewer Americans are starting businesses today than in the past, and overall, the economy has been growing slower than in the post-recession periods of decades prior.
Seeing these trends in 2014, the Kauffman Foundation announced a two-year initiative to develop new ideas for how to spur broad-based economic growth and opportunity through entrepreneurship. The result is the New Entrepreneurial Growth Agenda, a collection of essays written by the nation's leading researchers and policy experts offering recommendations for how national, state, and local governments can foster entrepreneurship. These essays are rich in content and cover myriad issues that affect entrepreneurship and vice versa, from technology creation and destruction, to inequality, talent, and education improvements, to a focus on cities, overall policies, and politics.
We commend them to you and look forward to robust debate and, ultimately, the implementation of policy that helps entrepreneurs and spurs growth.