Focus on Outcomes: Fostering entrepreneurship and pathways to Economic independence

Compelling data out today from the Kaufman Foundation on state-by-state outcomes metrics of small businesses in America and the importance of the deep roots that these small businesses have in their communities.

Main Street entrepreneurs not only provide avenues to economic independence for individuals, but also inject competition and innovation into markets dominated by incumbent firms.

Among the key takeaways:

We’re living in a defining moment where inequality is systemic and substantive changes are necessary to build bridges and dialogues of collaboration.  Let’s hope that public, private, non-profit leaders & institutions can and will continue to leverage this kind of compelling data to learn from one another, embrace change, and rapidly advance the implementation of progressive policies to fuel the economic independence of diverse populations across the United States into 2017 and beyond.