National Entrepreneurship Week, 2010, 71001-71002 [2010-29453]

Download as PDF 71001 Federal Register Presidential Documents Vol. 75, No. 223 Friday, November 19, 2010 Title 3— Proclamation 8600 of November 15, 2010 The President National Entrepreneurship Week, 2010 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Entrepreneurs embody the promise that lies at the heart of America—that if you have a good idea and work hard enough, the American dream is within your reach. During National Entrepreneurship Week, we renew our commitment to supporting the entrepreneurs who power the engine of our Nation’s economy. These intrepid individuals translate their vision into products and services that keep America strong and competitive on a global scale, and build opportunity and prosperity across our country. As we emerge from a historic economic recession, my Administration has taken decisive action to accelerate growth and remove barriers for entrepreneurs and small business owners to grow, hire, and prosper. At a time when small business lending standards had tightened considerably, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act helped the Small Business Administration (SBA) work with lenders to provide critical SBA loans. These loans assisted thousands of entrepreneurs in starting new businesses, employing workers, and jumpstarting our economy. I was also proud to sign the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, the most important investment in small businesses in more than a decade. This legislation will make it easier for them to expand and hire, creating tax breaks and accelerating more than $55 billion in tax relief for entrepreneurs and small business owners by the end of 2011. To harness the ingenuity of the American people, my Administration has developed a national innovation strategy, which emphasizes entrepreneurship as a catalyst for new industries, new businesses, and new jobs. This strategy focuses on key investments to foster American innovation, improving education, building a 21st-century infrastructure, and bolstering our ability to conduct cutting-edge research. It also seeks to promote and facilitate competitive markets for entrepreneurs, and to support breakthroughs in areas of national priority—including alternative energy, health care technology, and advanced vehicle technologies. In addition, the new National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship is collecting input from across the United States to recommend policies that will bolster our economic growth and lead to sustainable, well-paying American jobs. I encourage aspiring entrepreneurs and other Americans interested in promoting innovation to visit www.SBA.gov for resources and information. All Americans can play a role in increasing the prevalence and success of new start-ups. Business leaders can mentor a budding entrepreneur who has an original idea and the will to execute, but could benefit from the guidance of an experienced owner or operator. Philanthropists can expand entrepreneurship education for ambitious students at underserved schools and community colleges. Universities can accelerate the transition of scientific breakthroughs from the lab to the marketplace. Together, we can help millions of entrepreneurs create the industries and jobs of the 21st century and solve some of the toughest challenges we face as a Nation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 14 through 71002 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 223 / Friday, November 19, 2010 / Presidential Documents November 20, 2010, as National Entrepreneurship Week. I call upon all Americans to commemorate this week with appropriate programs and activities, and to celebrate November 19, 2010, as National Entrepreneurs’ Day. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth. [FR Doc. 2010–29453 Filed 11–18–10; 11:15 am] Billing code 3195–W1–P

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 223 (Friday, November 19, 2010)]
[Presidential Documents]
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[FR Doc No: 2010-29453]



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Proclamation 8600--National Entrepreneurship Week, 2010



Proclamation 8601--America Recycles Day, 2010


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Federal Register / Vol. 75 , No. 223 / Friday, November 19, 2010 / 
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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8600 of November 15, 2010

                
National Entrepreneurship Week, 2010

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Entrepreneurs embody the promise that lies at the heart 
                of America--that if you have a good idea and work hard 
                enough, the American dream is within your reach. During 
                National Entrepreneurship Week, we renew our commitment 
                to supporting the entrepreneurs who power the engine of 
                our Nation's economy. These intrepid individuals 
                translate their vision into products and services that 
                keep America strong and competitive on a global scale, 
                and build opportunity and prosperity across our 
                country.

                As we emerge from a historic economic recession, my 
                Administration has taken decisive action to accelerate 
                growth and remove barriers for entrepreneurs and small 
                business owners to grow, hire, and prosper. At a time 
                when small business lending standards had tightened 
                considerably, the American Recovery and Reinvestment 
                Act helped the Small Business Administration (SBA) work 
                with lenders to provide critical SBA loans. These loans 
                assisted thousands of entrepreneurs in starting new 
                businesses, employing workers, and jumpstarting our 
                economy. I was also proud to sign the Small Business 
                Jobs Act of 2010, the most important investment in 
                small businesses in more than a decade. This 
                legislation will make it easier for them to expand and 
                hire, creating tax breaks and accelerating more than 
                $55 billion in tax relief for entrepreneurs and small 
                business owners by the end of 2011.

                To harness the ingenuity of the American people, my 
                Administration has developed a national innovation 
                strategy, which emphasizes entrepreneurship as a 
                catalyst for new industries, new businesses, and new 
                jobs. This strategy focuses on key investments to 
                foster American innovation, improving education, 
                building a 21st-century infrastructure, and bolstering 
                our ability to conduct cutting-edge research. It also 
                seeks to promote and facilitate competitive markets for 
                entrepreneurs, and to support breakthroughs in areas of 
                national priority--including alternative energy, health 
                care technology, and advanced vehicle technologies. In 
                addition, the new National Advisory Council on 
                Innovation and Entrepreneurship is collecting input 
                from across the United States to recommend policies 
                that will bolster our economic growth and lead to 
                sustainable, well-paying American jobs. I encourage 
                aspiring entrepreneurs and other Americans interested 
                in promoting innovation to visit www.SBA.gov for 
                resources and information.

                All Americans can play a role in increasing the 
                prevalence and success of new start-ups. Business 
                leaders can mentor a budding entrepreneur who has an 
                original idea and the will to execute, but could 
                benefit from the guidance of an experienced owner or 
                operator. Philanthropists can expand entrepreneurship 
                education for ambitious students at underserved schools 
                and community colleges. Universities can accelerate the 
                transition of scientific breakthroughs from the lab to 
                the marketplace. Together, we can help millions of 
                entrepreneurs create the industries and jobs of the 
                21st century and solve some of the toughest challenges 
                we face as a Nation.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim November 14 through

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                November 20, 2010, as National Entrepreneurship Week. I 
                call upon all Americans to commemorate this week with 
                appropriate programs and activities, and to celebrate 
                November 19, 2010, as National Entrepreneurs' Day.

                 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                fifteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth. 
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2010-29453
Filed 11-18-10; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3195-W1-P