February 13th, 2012
State of Entrepreneurship: States need to help startups succeed
It’s Monday morning. And I can imagine, like most Monday mornings, you’re sitting there musing, “What, I wonder, is the current state of entrepreneurship?”
Well, you’re in luck, my friend. The Kauffman Foundation recently released their latest State of Entrepreneurship report. Long story short: States need to foster startup activity.
“An important challenge for policymakers at all levels of government is to create the conditions that enable an increase in the number of fast-growing job creators or to enhance the pace at which the most successful firms expand,” said Robert Litan, vice president of research and policy at the Kauffman Foundation. “We need to foster new thinking about how to stimulate job creation.”
“States are laboratories of experimentation and positive reform,” said Heineman. “Now is the time for states to aggressively grow and foster the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship.”
(Hat tip Silicon Prairie News)