PDE-News (11/22/10): Global Entrepreneurship Week Sunsets with Renewed Hunger for Growth

Global Entrepreneurship Week Sunsets with Renewed Hunger for Growth
I am happy to report that in its third year, Global Entrepreneurship Week grew by leaps and bounds. As more countries take advantage of this global movement, more minds are pursuing their entrepreneurial dreams. GEW has not just inspired students looking for a way to reach their goals, but the leaders of nations who were inspired in their efforts to boost growth by the sheer energy of the millions of participants in GEW activities during the past two weeks. In case you haven’t been following, here are a couple of anecdotes from this year’s Week, and the reaction it produced among some of the world’s leaders. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2010/November/Global-Entrepreneurship-Week-Sunsets-with-Renewed-Hunger-for-Growth.aspx

From the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship Blog

President Obama Proclaims National Entrepreneurs’ Day
President Barack Obama and his Administration have sent a strong signal in support of the entrepreneurs who power the national economy. Last week, the president proclaimed Friday, November 19th as National Entrepreneurs’ Day in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week, founded and sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2010/November/President-Obama-Proclaims-National-Entrepreneurs-Day.aspx

Top States in ‘New Economy’ Identified in New Study
Massachusetts, Washington, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey are the top five states at the forefront of the nation’s movement toward a global, innovation-based new economy, according to The 2010 State New Economy Index, released last week by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF). Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2010/November/Top-States-in-New-Economy-Identified-in-New-Study.aspx

Young Still Want to Be Entrepreneurs
Despite a difficult economic climate, many young Americans are still interested in entrepreneurial pursuits. A Harris Interactive┬« online poll, conducted on behalf of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, released in conjunction with the start of Global Entrepreneurship Week, reveals that 40 percent of youth ages eight to 24 would like to start a business at some future point, or already have done so. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2010/November/Young-Still-Want-to-Be-Entrepreneurs.aspx

A Look Back at Innovation Daily
Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation — courtesy of Innovation America. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled from last week. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2010/November/A-Look-Back-at-Innovation-Daily-1622.aspx

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
No relevant hearings are scheduled while Congress observes the Thanksgiving recess. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2010/November/This-Week-in-Entrepreneurship-Policy-1122.aspx