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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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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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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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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