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Kauffman Foundation Gives Entrepreneurs A Voice In Shaping Economic Policies

Written by Ken Gaebler
Published: 9/29/2009

To give entrepreneurs a voice in shaping the country's economic future, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has launched the "Build a Stronger America" movement.

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the world's largest foundation dedicated to entrepreneurship, has announced that the launch of its "Build a Stronger America" Movement, which seeks to unite, empower and inspire entrepreneurs across the country.

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The movement seeks to give a voice to entrepreneurs, helping them influence the dialogue on the future of the country's economy, "so that entrepreneurs and their specific needs are at the forefront of the policy decision-making process," the Foundation announced.

The website, BuildaStrongerAmerica.com, will be a resource providing news for entrepreneurs, as well as a virtual forum for entrepreneurs to connect with each other and hear their stories.

"Entrepreneurs are the key to our country's economic recovery because they are creating the jobs and innovations that will bring us out of this decline and into sustainability and growth," said Carl Schramm, president and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation. "As a group, entrepreneurs are the silent heroes of our economy."

Earlier this month, the foundation released the results of a survey which found that two-thirds of entrepreneurs believe the economy is heading in the wrong direction, while 69 percent believe the recession will last at least one to two more years.

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