Small businesses and startups are the real engines of our economy. Any plan to bring about economic prosperity needs to focus on entrepreneurs. But what should government be doing to promote entrepreneurship?
In the summer issue of Democracy, we explore this question and offer some ideas of our own. With the generous support of The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, we have assembled some of the leading experts in entrepreneurship and innovation policy. Our symposium on fostering entrepreneurship covers a broad range of priorities. From promoting minority business ownership and enacting smart immigration reform to teaching entrepreneurship in our schools and encouraging innovation clusters, progressives can unite behind an agenda that promotes entrepreneurs.
Please join us Thursday, June 30, for a panel discussion at the National Press Club on promoting a progressive entrepreneurship agenda.
A Progressive Agenda for Fostering Entrepreneurship
June 30, 2011
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
National Press Club
529 14th Street NW, 13th floor
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President, Democracy: A Journal of Ideas
Senior Scholar at the Kauffman Foundation and author of The Age of Abundance: How Prosperity Transformed America’s Politics and Culture
Ezra K. Zilkha Chair of the Governance Studies Program at the Brookings Institution and a College Park Professor at the University of Maryland
S.K. Heninger Distinguished Professor of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Thomas “Danny” Boston
Professor of Economics in the School of Economics at Georgia Tech and CEO of EuQuant, an economic consulting and research company
President and CEO of Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
E.J. Dionne (moderator)
Editorial Chair, Democracy: A Journal of Ideas; Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution; and Washington Post columnist
Lunch and refreshments will be served.
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