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Month: July 2009 (page 1 of 2)

Ideas on Corporate Tax Reform

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) released a new report, Effective Corporate Tax Reform in the Global Innovation Economy, in which Robert Atkinson examines the issue of corporate tax reform. Continue reading

“Can Washington Power Up Inventiveness?”

That was the title of the July 20 event of the New America Foundation, in which the Kauffman Foundation’s Bob Litan laid out some principles to provide a sense of direction in the heavy debate on whether innovative entrepreneurship lies in the hands of government or entrepreneurs.
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Press Conference on the Health Insurance Reform

Yesterday at a press conference at the Capitol, Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair Mary Landrieu, D-La., Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin, Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., discussed the effects skyrocketing health care costs on small businesses and how health care reform can help ease economic pressure on small businesses.
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Research Contracting Opportunities at the SBA

The SBA Office of Advocacy is receiving research proposals on the status of small businesses, which may provide policymaking insight or serve as a foundation for further research.  Areas of continuing interest include:
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Access to Credit Studies

The SBA’s Office of Advocacy recently released “Small Business In Focus: Finance,” a compendium of studies offering insights into the ways small businesses have used financing over recent decades. These insights are based on data from the Federal Reserve Board’s Survey of Small Business Finances (SSBF) statistics from the Reports of Condition and Income, the Survey of Business Owners (SBO), and data provided in compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act to profile the small business loan markets.
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