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This Week in Entrepreneurial Policy September 19

Highlighting this week’s slate of hearings on Capitol Hill is a review by the House Finance Committee on “Legislative Proposals to Facilitate Small Business Capital Formation & Job Creation.” Getting a peak are: the Small Company Job Growth & Regulatory Relief Act of 2011; the Private Company Flexibility and Growth Act; the Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act; and, the Access to Capital for Job Creators Act.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on September 19, 2011
The Quality of Economic Statistics is About to Erode

House and Senate appropriations committees have approved substantial fiscal year 2012 budget decreases for the U.S. Census Bureau, the agency responsible for producing data to guide the government economic and fiscal policy and business investments across a $14 trillion economy. Sadly, the committees fail to recognize that their cuts, by leading to less effective public and private sector decisions, are likely to cost the nation dearly in terms of economic activity and jobs, while saving the public well less than a dollar a person.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on September 19, 2011
A Look Back at Innovation Daily (September 19 - 25)

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:

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on September 19, 2011
Helping the World's Future Entrepreneurs

Over time I have become increasingly confused as to the meaning of “youth entrepreneurship.” While the myth of entrepreneurs as “modern day Mozarts” in garages (to borrow Carl Schramm’s phrase) is slowly being dispelled, it seems our human instinct to avoid conversations about age is alive and well! The reason this matters now is because governments and non-governmental organizations around the globe appear to be ramping up investment in “youth enterprise.”

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Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on September 13, 2011
Go Big... Or Go Home?

President Obama threw down the gauntlet to Congress today, releasing his plan for the American Jobs Act, a $447 billion legislative proposal to jumpstart the economy that creates a number incentives for employers to start—and keep—hiring. The plan includes a payroll tax holiday for small business that hire new employees as well as for those who raise salaries. Other incentives include cutting payroll taxes on the first $5 million in payroll and extending “100% expensing” that allows firms to take an immediate deduction on investments in new plants and equipment.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on September 12, 2011
Call for Abstracts: International Research & Policy Roundtable

The Kauffman Foundation is seeking experts on high-growth entrepreneurship policy issues to contribute to the creation of a global policy roadmap for advancing entrepreneurship. Scholars are invited to submit abstracts for papers to be considered for presentation at a roundtable discussion at the Kauffman-sponsored Global Entrepreneurship Congress, March 11-12, 2012, in Liverpool, UK.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on September 12, 2011
This Week in Entrepreneurial Policy September 12

Congress is back in session and a number of relevant hearings are set for the coming week including several on tax reform and a House Judiciary Committee look at “The Investor Visa Program” and its ability to create jobs in the U.S.

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Posted by: Anonymous
on September 12, 2011
A Look Back at Innovation Daily (September 12 - 18)

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:

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on September 12, 2011
DC Most Represented City on Inc. 500 | 5000 List

Each year, Inc. releases their list of the 500 (and now 5000) fastest growing firms in the United States. Sitting atop the 2011 list is ideeli, a members-only retail shopping site with more than 4 million member that grew by 40,882% in 3 years.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on August 29, 2011
High-Impact Firms Creating Jobs in South Carolina

A new study by the University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business shows that 3% of the businesses in the state are responsible for roughly two-thirds of its net new jobs. In addition to those local high-impact firms, the authors found that firms with fewer than 20 employees account for 51 percent of net job generation.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on August 29, 2011

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