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Kauffman updates entrepreneurship policy platform

March 04, 2021

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and Start Us Up coalition announced an update to the America’s New Business Plan platform to advance entrepreneurship. The update places a strong emphasis on the importance of addressing the historical inequities of the American economy, as well as the urgent concerns of the coronavirus pandemic. The lead-in to the specific policy proposals also acknowledges the importance of providing sufficient support to new companies, not just all small businesses.

The four pillars of the plan are access to opportunity, funding, knowledge, and support, and the policy recommendations are relevant to actions at the federal, state and local levels of government. SSTI, which is a member of the Start Us Up coalition, is particularly active in support of the plan’s recommendations to reauthorize a program like the State Small Business Credit Initiative, to support the Build to Scale program at EDA, and to create a visa category for immigrant entrepreneurs.

Read the updated America’s New Business Plan and learn more about the Start Us Up coalition.

entrepreneurship, policy