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Kerrigan in THE HILL: Stronger Business Creation is Key to Sustainable Job Growth

By at 4 February, 2017, 9:23 am

In a February 3 opinion piece in The Hill, The Hill, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan writes about the need for politicians and policy to focus on strengthening U.S. entrepreneurship.

As she noted in the piece:

“From 2009 to 2011, there were more business closures than startups, according to the SBA Office of Advocacy. This startling trend has slightly reversed course, but the economy does not have near the volume of entrepreneurial activity and business entities (as a share of the relevant population) that existed prior to the Great Recession.”

Kerrigan believes there is an opportunity to reignite entrepreneurship with a new SBA Administrator (as of this writing, nominee Linda McMahon’s full confirmation vote is pending in the U.S. Senate), and the movement of reforms that bring down barriers to startup activity and successful small business growth. She writes about some of those ideas in her piece.

Read the full Op-ed in The Hill here.

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