PDE-News (7/19.11): A Startup Act at Last

A Startup Act at Last

It is time to implement new methods to shake our economy out of this lingering spell of slow growth (a disappointing 2% rate) and high unemployment (hovering around 9%). And while the large federal budget deficit does not leave much room for implementing more traditional economic remedies, the Kauffman Foundation-at a press conference this morning here at the National Press Club in Washington, DC-suggested it is time for legislation. Startup legislation.

From the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship Blog

Reviewing the Tax Code

There is not an iota of doubt that the current tax code has serious problems, in the sense that it seems to favor more the issuance of debt, rather than the issuance of equity for businesses to raise capital. But what are some of these problems? A few of them came to light at a Joint Congressional Testimony of the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Finance Committee. Read More…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/July/Reviewing-the-Tax-Code-Could-that-help-businesses-in-America.aspx

National Nanotechnology Investment: Manufacturing, Commercialization, & Job Creation

Last Thursday, members of the Subcommittee on Science and Space met to discuss the reauthorization of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) with a witness panel of five experts in the revolutionary field of nanotechnology. Read More…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/July/National-Nanotechnology-Investment-Manufacturing-Commercialization-and-Job-Creation.aspx

A Look Back at Innovation Daily (July 18 – July 24)

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 last week: Read More…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/July/A-Look-Back-at-Innovation-Daily-July1824.aspx

This Week in Entrepreneurial Policy (July 18 – July 24)

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy. Read More…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/July/This-Week-in-Entrepreneurial-Policy-July-18.aspx