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EIG’s Quarterly Entrepreneurship Reading Guide: Fall 2016

The latest and greatest research and commentary from the field. The third quarter of 2016 saw a flurry of entrepreneurship-related research. Scholars examined the linkages between access to credit and startup rates, business dynamism and productivity, and competition and growth rates. New Census Bureau data products provided novel insights into the scale, demography, and geography…

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EIG Comment on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Proposed International Entrepreneur Rule

The Economic Innovation Group submitted the following comment on the proposed International Entrepreneur Rule with the Department of Homeland Security: October 17, 2016 The Economic Innovation Group (EIG) is a bipartisan economic research and advocacy organization dedicated to fostering a more dynamic and entrepreneurial American economy. We appreciate DHS bringing attention to the crucial need…

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To Win the Millennial Vote: Tackle the Tough Economic Issues Fueling Their Angst

The Great Recession impacted Americans in many different ways: homeowners lost homes, pensioners lost savings, and investors lost entire portfolios. But what about those Millennials just beginning their higher education or entering the workforce during the downturn? The economic fallout hit both their wallets and their outlook on life. So perhaps it’s no surprise that…

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Latest Census Data Confirms Stagnation in U.S. Startup Landscape

The U.S. Census Bureau’s Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS) program released its estimates for the year 2014 this week. BDS provides invaluable insight into the firm-level dynamics of creative destruction in the economy, tracking firm startups and shutdowns, establishment openings and closings, and the employment changes associated with each at the national, state, and metropolitan area…

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Cash-Starved Startups See Some Daylight

In the wake of the Great Recession, seed money for entrepreneurs has mostly gone to a very few locations, but the good news is that this is beginning to change. A little. July 27, 2016 Entrepreneurs perhaps never have been more celebrated in American culture than they are today. But that popularity is at odds with…

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