Entrepreneurs Wanted... Everywhere But America?Thu, 06/28/2012 - 12:26 — admin
June 27, 2012
For the past several years here in the U.S., supporting entrepreneurship has been touted as a high priority by President Obama, Secretary of State Clinton, presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and numerous leaders in the private and NGO sectors. There have been countless symposiums, conferences, white papers, speeches, and programs dedicated to understanding and then finding ways to support entrepreneurs.
With this much attention at the senior leadership level, it is all the more troubling that our policies -- and specifically our visa policies -- are actually working against our stated priorities. Rather than encouraging and welcoming entrepreneurs, America is turning them away in droves, and our competitive edge, not to mention our smart power reserves, will pay the price.