Building a brighter policy future for American entrepreneurs

CAE is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) research, policy, and advocacy organization that works with policymakers in Washington and across the country to achieve a policy environment that promotes new business formation, survival, and growth.

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CAE’s policy agenda to revitalize American entrepreneurship


Commercializing new ideas is the basic craft and contribution of entrepreneurs. Innovation can come from entrepreneurs’ imagination, through experimentation, or as the result of scientific inquiry and discovery.

Whether developing a new product, or developing, marketing, distributing, or delivering existing products in a new way, commercializing new ideas are the essence of innovation, which drives productivity gains and economic growth, and creates jobs, wealth, and opportunity.

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The state of American entrepreneurship: everything you should know

Thanks to the American Enterprise Institute‘s James Pethokoukis for a great “5 Questions” interview with CAE president John Dearie.  John discusses causes of the longer-term decline in entrepreneurship, reasons for the recent spike in new business applications, the long-term impact of the pandemic on entrepreneurship, and what U.S. policymakers should do now to support American entrepreneurs and startups.

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The CHIP Act’s next-generation ambitions require a modern workforce

To fulfill the extraordinary promise of the CHIPS and Science Act and secure America’s innovation future, policymakers must act now to pass commensurately bold workforce development policies – including high-skill immigration reform.

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Research to Policy Collaboration

CAE is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Research to Policy Collaboration, a free-of-charge nonpartisan research service for legislative offices interested in supporting policies that support American entrepreneurship.  Please contact Stephanie Silverstein or Emily Warthman to be connected directly with scholars studying issues and questions you care about.

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