Kauffman Foundation News (6/15/11): Latest Issue of Democracy Journal Examines Fostering Entrepreneurship

Kauffman-Sponsored Issue of Democracy Features Entrepreneurship ‘From the Ground Up’
Five experts examine what more government should do
to encourage entrepreneurship

Recognizing the urgency to kick-start the economy through entrepreneurship, the Kauffman Foundation sponsored the latest issue of Democracy–a Journal of Ideas to examine how the government can promote firm formation and growth.

“From the Ground Up: Fostering Entrepreneurship” features essays by five esteemed experts who look at different aspects of the question from a progressive point of view: the growth of regional innovation clusters; the vital role that immigrants play in American entrepreneurship; the need to educate children to be entrepreneurs; the hurdles faced by minority entrepreneurs; and the political tensions within the progressive coalition that sometimes constrain the ability or willingness to embrace an entrepreneurship agenda.

“Each essay presents compelling insights and specific prescriptions about how to reform or draft new policies that will promote entrepreneurship in America,” said Robert Litan, vice president of research and policy at the Kauffman Foundation. “Policymakers and economic leaders will find these essays thought-provoking and, we hope, inspiring.”

Topics and authors:
“Progressive Entrepreneurship: A Work in Progress” by William Galston
” Our Best Imports: Keeping Immigrant Innovators Here” by Vivek Wadhwa
” Location, Location, Location: Creating Innovation Clusters” by Maryann Feldman
“Minority Report: Expanding Opportunity for All” by Thomas “Danny” Boston
“Life Lessons: Educating the Next Entrepreneurs ” by Amy Rosen