Entrepreneur

The Council of State Governments, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and CSG's Pathways to Prosperity Initiative, hosted  CSG Entrepreneurship Day on May 13, 2014 at the FedEx Institute of Technology on the University of Memphis campus. The program brought together economic development practitioners, national thought leaders, entrepreneurs and educators to explore state-based solutions for increased entrepreneurship. Attendees learned about the latest research on the importance of entrepreneurship to economic growth,  innovative policy strategies to encourage entrepreneurship and success stories from Tennessee entrepreneurs. Meeting materials are available for download below.

According to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, which tracks new business creation across the U.S., Montana had the highest entrepreneurship rate in 2013 with 610 per 100,000 adults creating businesses each month during the year. Montana is followed by Alaska (470 per 100,000 adults), South Dakota (410 per 100,000 adults), California (400 per 100,000 adults) and Colorado (380 per 100,...

The Council of State Governments, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, hosted a discussion on April 1, 2014 in the Connecticut Capitol that featured experts, practitioners and national thought leaders exploring state-based solutions for increased entrepreneurship. Attendees learned about the latest research on the importance of entrepreneurship to economic growth and innovative policy strategies to encourage entrepreneurship. Meeting materials are available for download below.

The Council of State Governments, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, hosted a discussion on Arpil 2, 2014 in the Nebraska Capitol that featured experts, practitioners and national thought leaders exploring state-based solutions for increased entrepreneurship. Attendees learned about the latest research on the importance of entrepreneurship to economic growth and innovative policy strategies to encourage entrepreneurship. Meeting materials are available for download below.

New research released today by Yasuyuki Motoyama, PhD, and Jordan Bell-Masterson at the Kauffman Foundation highlights the impact of education on rates of business startups and growth in metropolitan areas, while disputing the impact of certain factors that previously have been touted for their influence. The paper, "Beyond Metropolitan Startup Rates: Regional Factors Associated with Startup Growth," reports on entrepreneurship activity in 356 U.S. metros as examined from three angles: the startup rate for all industries, the startup rate for high-tech sectors and the rate for high-growth firms.

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