In her second address to the nation, Kauffman Foundation CEO Wendy Guillies on Wednesday will present the seventh-annual “State of Entrepreneurship Address.”
Guillies will travel to the National Press Club in Washington D.C. to address the nation’s long-term decline in new business creation, which has created a so-called “startup deficit.” Guillies, who was appointed as the foundation’s CEO in June, will present the case that the deficit can be improved via public policies endorsed by the foundation to help foster revitalized entrepreneurial growth.
The address will present a plan — called the “New Entrepreneurial Growth Agenda” — to spur that revitalization. The agenda will propose steps to reduce risk for prospective entrepreneurs, increase federal research and development investments to boost innovation and create a new pathway for immigrant entrepreneurs. Former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett, R-Utah, and former Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman will provide political commentary on the agenda.
Following Guillies’ address, Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, will speak on how congress can empower America’s entrepreneurs. A panel led by Bloomberg View columnist Paula Dwyer will present recommendations for how to support entrepreneurship and business growth.
The event will be streamed live beginning at 11:15 a.m. CT at www.kauffman.org/SOE2016. Check out last year’s address below.