PDE-News (4/5/11): China’s Spotlight on the Global Entrepreneurship Renaissance

China’s Spotlight on the Global Entrepreneurship Renaissance
It is an important week for entrepreneurship around the world, especially here in China where we recently wrapped up the Kauffman Foundation-led Global Entrepreneurship Congress, bringing together impressive leaders in the field from over 100 nations. In addition to launching and recognizing more than 100 national campaigns to promote entrepreneurship through this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week (scheduled for November 14-20), we have witnessed this week entrepreneurship as a burgeoning phenomenon from Chile to China. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/April/Chinas-Spotlight-on-the-Global-Entrepreneurship-Renaissance.aspx

From the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship Blog Reducing Regulatory Burdens
One of the hot topics in Washington – at least among business interest groups – is the issue of regulation, or as many of them would suggest regulatory overreach. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/March/Reducing-Regulatory-Burdens.aspx

Forum on Job Creation
On March 16, the House Republican leadership hosted a forum on job creation with business leaders from across the country discussing the obstacles to growing their companies. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/March/Forum-on-Job-Creation.aspx

Education as a Driver of Growth
With unemployment rates near nine percent, politicians of both parties continue to discuss ways to spur economic growth and job creation. Lost in much of this debate is the role of education. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/March/Education-as-a–Driver-of-Growth.aspx

Making the R&D Tax Credit Permanent
When making long-term investments, either on physical capital or for research and development, businesses need certainty from Washington. Read more…>>http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/March/Making-the-RD-Tax-Credit-Permanent.aspx

SBA Budget Under Fire
Last week, Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), the Chairman of the House Small Business Committee, made headlines when he proposed nearly $100 million in cuts to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s FY 2012 budget. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/March/SBA-Budget-Under-Fire.aspx

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
SBA programs get an examination during a Senate hearing, while several hearings are on tap on the House side, including the second in a series for the House Committee on Small Business regarding reauthorization of SBIR and STTR. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/April/This-Week-in-Entrepreneurship-Policy-040411.aspx

A Look Back at Innovation Daily for the Week of March 22nd – 28th
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 March 22nd through the 28th. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/March/A-Look-Back-at-Innovation-Daily-2228.aspx

A Look Back at Innovation Daily for the Week of March 29th – April 4th
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/2011/April/A-Look-Back-at-Innovation-Daily-03290404.aspx