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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2024 is an Historic Opportunity to Strengthen American Entrepreneurship

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CAE Joins 22 Other Innovation and Small Business Organizations in Letter to Congressional Leadership Urging Restoration of the First-Year Expensing Provisions of Section 174 of the U.S. Tax Code

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Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Mark Warner (D-VA) introduce the Expanding American Entrepreneurship Act

The bipartisan legislation will expand parameters of section 3(c)(1) of the Investment Company Act to permit emerging fund managers to raise larger funds with a higher number of permitted investors – including more accredited women investors and investors of color – diversifying the investor base and thereby directing more equity capital to women founders and entrepreneurs of color.

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America's AI Policy Must Include Startups

The speed with which policymakers have focused on the opportunities and challenges of AI has been impressive.  But, unfortunately, that focus has to date omitted something critical – the implications of AI for, and the insights of, America’s new and small businesses. That needs to change.

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How China and the CHIPS and Science Act Create New and Urgent Opportunity for High-Skilled Immigration Reform

The CHIPS and Science Act is America’s bipartisan game plan to win the innovation future. There’s just one problem – America lacks sufficient numbers of skilled workers to field the team needed to carry out the plan.

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