National Entrepreneurship Month, 2013, 66615-66616 [2013-26674]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 5, 2013 / Presidential Documents 66615 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9052 of October 31, 2013 National Entrepreneurship Month, 2013 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation The entrepreneurial spirit has always been at the heart of our Nation’s story. With inventions that changed American life and startups that lifted our economy as they grew, entrepreneurs helped make our country what it is today. During National Entrepreneurship Month, we celebrate America’s innovators, support small businesses, and empower entrepreneurs to turn their visions into reality. America is home to a long and storied line of immigrants who sought opportunity on our shores—from entrepreneurs of the industrial revolution to startup founders of the digital age. This June, the Senate passed a commonsense immigration reform bill that would provide startup visas for immigrant entrepreneurs; eliminate backlogs for employment-based visas; and remove visa caps for those with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. These principles are consistent with ensuring our country remains a land of opportunity while fostering economic growth and innovation. For the benefit of our Nation, we must remove undue barriers that would prevent entrepreneurs from venturing out on their own. The Affordable Care Act provides opportunities for those who lack employer-based insurance to obtain quality affordable care. This gives aspiring small business owners and self-employed entrepreneurs the freedom to pursue their ideas and keep their families covered. This year, I signed an Executive Order making Government-held data more accessible to the public and to entrepreneurs as fuel for innovation and economic growth. Hundreds of companies and nonprofits are using this data to develop new products and services. They are creating jobs of the future in national priority industries such as health, energy, and education. We have also worked to support social entrepreneurship at home and around the world, and in January, my Administration organized the first-ever White House Tech Inclusion Summit—where experts launched initiatives to give more Americans the opportunity to learn vital technology skills. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D5 We continue to build on programs that help entrepreneurs get ahead. Since taking office, I have signed 18 small business tax cuts into law, and, as part of the American Taxpayer Relief Act, I extended several tax incentives to help small businesses prosper. Under last year’s Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, the American people will soon be able to use regulated crowdfunding Web sites to invest in promising startups, social enterprises, and small businesses. The White House Startup America initiative remains dedicated to cutting red tape and accelerating innovation from the lab to the marketplace. Entrepreneurs across the country are receiving vital information about Federal Government services at www.Business.USA.gov and are competing to solve important national problems at www.Challenge.gov. To promote entrepreneurship throughout the world, I have called on the international community to increase transparency and accountability while rooting out corruption, and in 2010, my Administration organized the first annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit. During this year’s summit, the State Department announced its partnership to help double the impact of VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:13 Nov 04, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05NOD5.SGM 05NOD5 66616 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 5, 2013 / Presidential Documents UP Global—an organization dedicated to providing entrepreneurs at home and abroad with the resources, skills, and connections to thrive. Finally, we will soon announce the inaugural members of the President’s Committee on Global Entrepreneurship, a group of some of America’s most successful entrepreneurs who will commit to mentoring the next generation. Our Nation is strongest when we broaden entrepreneurial opportunity, when more of us can test our ideas in the global marketplace, and when the best innovations can rise to the top. We all have a role to play—from colleges and universities that cultivate hubs of innovation, to large companies that collaborate with small businesses, to foundations that support both social enterprises and high-impact startups seeking to solve the grand challenges of our time. As we observe this month and celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, let us come together and help aspiring entrepreneurs take a chance on themselves and their visions for a brighter future. 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 2013 as National Entrepreneurship Month. I call upon all Americans to commemorate this month with appropriate programs and activities, and to celebrate November 22, 2013, as National Entrepreneurs’ Day. 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Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 5, 2013 / 
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                Proclamation 9052 of October 31, 2013

                
National Entrepreneurship Month, 2013

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                The entrepreneurial spirit has always been at the heart 
                of our Nation's story. With inventions that changed 
                American life and startups that lifted our economy as 
                they grew, entrepreneurs helped make our country what 
                it is today. During National Entrepreneurship Month, we 
                celebrate America's innovators, support small 
                businesses, and empower entrepreneurs to turn their 
                visions into reality.

                America is home to a long and storied line of 
                immigrants who sought opportunity on our shores--from 
                entrepreneurs of the industrial revolution to startup 
                founders of the digital age. This June, the Senate 
                passed a commonsense immigration reform bill that would 
                provide startup visas for immigrant entrepreneurs; 
                eliminate backlogs for employment-based visas; and 
                remove visa caps for those with advanced degrees in 
                science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. 
                These principles are consistent with ensuring our 
                country remains a land of opportunity while fostering 
                economic growth and innovation.

                For the benefit of our Nation, we must remove undue 
                barriers that would prevent entrepreneurs from 
                venturing out on their own. The Affordable Care Act 
                provides opportunities for those who lack employer-
                based insurance to obtain quality affordable care. This 
                gives aspiring small business owners and self-employed 
                entrepreneurs the freedom to pursue their ideas and 
                keep their families covered. This year, I signed an 
                Executive Order making Government-held data more 
                accessible to the public and to entrepreneurs as fuel 
                for innovation and economic growth. Hundreds of 
                companies and nonprofits are using this data to develop 
                new products and services. They are creating jobs of 
                the future in national priority industries such as 
                health, energy, and education. We have also worked to 
                support social entrepreneurship at home and around the 
                world, and in January, my Administration organized the 
                first-ever White House Tech Inclusion Summit--where 
                experts launched initiatives to give more Americans the 
                opportunity to learn vital technology skills.

                We continue to build on programs that help 
                entrepreneurs get ahead. Since taking office, I have 
                signed 18 small business tax cuts into law, and, as 
                part of the American Taxpayer Relief Act, I extended 
                several tax incentives to help small businesses 
                prosper. Under last year's Jumpstart Our Business 
                Startups (JOBS) Act, the American people will soon be 
                able to use regulated crowdfunding Web sites to invest 
                in promising startups, social enterprises, and small 
                businesses. The White House Startup America initiative 
                remains dedicated to cutting red tape and accelerating 
                innovation from the lab to the marketplace. 
                Entrepreneurs across the country are receiving vital 
                information about Federal Government services at 
                www.Business.USA.gov and are competing to solve 
                important national problems at www.Challenge.gov.

                To promote entrepreneurship throughout the world, I 
                have called on the international community to increase 
                transparency and accountability while rooting out 
                corruption, and in 2010, my Administration organized 
                the first annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit. During 
                this year's summit, the State Department announced its 
                partnership to help double the impact of

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                UP Global--an organization dedicated to providing 
                entrepreneurs at home and abroad with the resources, 
                skills, and connections to thrive. Finally, we will 
                soon announce the inaugural members of the President's 
                Committee on Global Entrepreneurship, a group of some 
                of America's most successful entrepreneurs who will 
                commit to mentoring the next generation.

                Our Nation is strongest when we broaden entrepreneurial 
                opportunity, when more of us can test our ideas in the 
                global marketplace, and when the best innovations can 
                rise to the top. We all have a role to play--from 
                colleges and universities that cultivate hubs of 
                innovation, to large companies that collaborate with 
                small businesses, to foundations that support both 
                social enterprises and high-impact startups seeking to 
                solve the grand challenges of our time. As we observe 
                this month and celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, 
                let us come together and help aspiring entrepreneurs 
                take a chance on themselves and their visions for a 
                brighter future.

                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 2013 as 
                National Entrepreneurship Month. I call upon all 
                Americans to commemorate this month with appropriate 
                programs and activities, and to celebrate November 22, 
                2013, as National Entrepreneurs' Day.

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

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