This week, I’m honored to be leading the U.S. delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Dubai to connect with inspiring entrepreneurs from around the world. From our earliest days, entrepreneurs have kept America vital and resilient. They are part of our national story and one of our great national strengths.
President Obama and Secretary Clinton have been clear that our global economic policy and our foreign policy go hand-in-hand. Economic tools advance our foreign policy, and our foreign policy can accelerate economic renewal. Stable societies are built on economic opportunity, and nothing creates opportunity like entrepreneurship.
Our focus on entrepreneurship taps into values we share with people around the world. Entrepreneurs crave space for… more »
Last week, entrepreneurs from across the United States and around the globe were celebrated and lauded for their efforts to promote growth, innovation, and job creation at more than 40,000 events in 130 countries during the fifth annual Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). The White House and the State Department marked the week with the “Celebration of Global Entrepreneurship” event on November 15, which brought together an all-star cast of speakers to highlight the importance of global entrepreneurship; the role of government, youth, and diaspora in promoting entrepreneurship; skills building; enabling policy; and ensuring access to capital. Over 150 government, private sector, and diplomatic corps representatives joined the event at the White House and provided suggestions… more »