PDE-News (9/26/11): Looking Past the Talk on International Aid

Late September is always a busy time in New York and Washington for world leaders. New York is crowded with heads of state and visionaries at the UN Assembly or the Clinton Global Initiative, and in Washington, DC, the World Bank Group and IMF Annual Meetings that took place this past weekend always spur an assortment of organizations with global economic development missions to gather their flocks. We all wonder what all these expensive ‘meetings of the minds’ are accomplishing. To share my own bias, it prompts me once a year to check in on how much development bureaucrats are really seeing and if they are listening to the entrepreneurs on the ground doing the work.

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From the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship Blog

Kauffman Expands Global Scholars Program

A world-class opportunity awaits US college graduates with innovative ideas for new businesses. The Kauffman Foundation is expanding its Global Scholars Program to include up to 10 recent graduates from US colleges & universities. Read More…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/September/Kauffman-Expands-Global-Scholars-Program.aspx

Say Goodbye to the Survey of Business Owners?

According to an impact statement released last week by the Census Burea, the outlook is grim for the 2012 Economic Census and its Survey of Business Owners. Read More…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/September/Say-Goodbye-to-the-Survey-of-Business-Owners.aspx

Legislation Introduced to Improve SOX Requirements for Small Businesses

Congressman Ben Quayle recently introduced the Startup Expansion and Investment Act–a piece of legislation which will allow shareholders of public companies with market valuations below $1 billion to opt out of regulations within section 404 for the first 10 years after going public. Read More…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/September/Legislation-Introduced-to-Improve-SOX-Requirements-for-Small-Businesses.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 last week. Read More…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/September/A-Look-Back-at-Innovation-Daily-Sept-2630.aspx

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

Both houses of Congress are in recess for the week of September 26 – October 2. Looking ahead into October, the Senate will also be in recess from October 7-10 as well as October 24-30. The House will also be in recess from October 17-23. Read More…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/September/This-Week-in-Entrepreneurship-Policy-Sept-26.aspx