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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 215 / Thursday, November 6, 2014 / Presidential Documents 65867 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9205 of October 31, 2014 National Entrepreneurship Month, 2014 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Across our Nation, in laboratories and around kitchen tables, passionate and creative entrepreneurs are developing new sources of clean energy, cures for life-threatening diseases, and inventions that will transform the way we see the world. America has always been a country of risk takers and dreamers—where anyone who is willing to work hard can turn a good idea into a thriving business—and our spirit of ingenuity remains a powerful engine of growth, creating jobs and bolstering our economy. This month, we recognize the grit and determination of American inventors and innovators and their many contributions to our Nation, and we reaffirm our commitment to support these entrepreneurs as they develop the products, services, and ideas of tomorrow. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D2 Our country seeks to empower a rising generation of talented and striving innovators and to ensure they have opportunities to pursue their aspirations and take the risks that make America great. That is why my Administration has expanded grants, tax credits, and loans to help more families afford a college degree. We are investing in programs that encourage science, technology, engineering, and math education, especially for traditionally underrepresented groups. We have given nearly 5 million Americans the chance to cap their student loan payments at 10 percent of their income, freeing them to pursue new ideas and unsolved problems. And the Affordable Care Act enables entrepreneurs to set out and build the future they seek by providing the security of quality, affordable health care. As we work to create a new foundation of growth and prosperity, my Administration is taking action to ensure startups and innovators have the resources and access to capital they need to take ideas from the drawing board to the factory floor to the store shelf. Now in its fourth year, our Startup America initiative has brought the Federal Government and private sector partners together to cut red tape for entrepreneurs, speed up innovation, and help get businesses off the ground and scale up more quickly. We are redoubling our support for an open Internet and open data as fundamentals of innovation. We have committed to investing billions of dollars in our small businesses and startups, and we are accelerating the transfer of federally funded research from the laboratory to the commercial marketplace. We have made new efforts to welcome entrepreneurial companies as customers of the Federal Government, and since taking office, I have signed 18 tax cuts for small businesses into law, as well as bipartisan legislation that has helped enable more emerging growth companies to access public capital markets. And because many of the highly skilled workers and talented thinkers on whom our startups depend are first-generation Americans, I continue to call on the Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform—and I am prepared to address our broken immigration system through executive action in a way that is sustainable and effective, and within the confines of the law. Bringing together America’s best and brightest innovators creates important opportunities for mentorship within the startup and small business communities, and it allows policymakers to hear directly from entrepreneurs. 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As we observe National Entrepreneurship Month and celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, let us continue our work to ensure America remains home to the best minds and the most innovative businesses on earth. 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 2014 as National Entrepreneurship Month. I call upon all Americans to commemorate this month with appropriate programs and activities, and to celebrate November 18, 2014, 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 fourteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyninth. 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Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 215 / Thursday, November 6, 2014 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9205 of October 31, 2014

                
National Entrepreneurship Month, 2014

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Across our Nation, in laboratories and around kitchen 
                tables, passionate and creative entrepreneurs are 
                developing new sources of clean energy, cures for life-
                threatening diseases, and inventions that will 
                transform the way we see the world. America has always 
                been a country of risk takers and dreamers--where 
                anyone who is willing to work hard can turn a good idea 
                into a thriving business--and our spirit of ingenuity 
                remains a powerful engine of growth, creating jobs and 
                bolstering our economy. This month, we recognize the 
                grit and determination of American inventors and 
                innovators and their many contributions to our Nation, 
                and we reaffirm our commitment to support these 
                entrepreneurs as they develop the products, services, 
                and ideas of tomorrow.

                Our country seeks to empower a rising generation of 
                talented and striving innovators and to ensure they 
                have opportunities to pursue their aspirations and take 
                the risks that make America great. That is why my 
                Administration has expanded grants, tax credits, and 
                loans to help more families afford a college degree. We 
                are investing in programs that encourage science, 
                technology, engineering, and math education, especially 
                for traditionally underrepresented groups. We have 
                given nearly 5 million Americans the chance to cap 
                their student loan payments at 10 percent of their 
                income, freeing them to pursue new ideas and unsolved 
                problems. And the Affordable Care Act enables 
                entrepreneurs to set out and build the future they seek 
                by providing the security of quality, affordable health 
                care.

                As we work to create a new foundation of growth and 
                prosperity, my Administration is taking action to 
                ensure startups and innovators have the resources and 
                access to capital they need to take ideas from the 
                drawing board to the factory floor to the store shelf. 
                Now in its fourth year, our Startup America initiative 
                has brought the Federal Government and private sector 
                partners together to cut red tape for entrepreneurs, 
                speed up innovation, and help get businesses off the 
                ground and scale up more quickly. We are redoubling our 
                support for an open Internet and open data as 
                fundamentals of innovation. We have committed to 
                investing billions of dollars in our small businesses 
                and startups, and we are accelerating the transfer of 
                federally funded research from the laboratory to the 
                commercial marketplace. We have made new efforts to 
                welcome entrepreneurial companies as customers of the 
                Federal Government, and since taking office, I have 
                signed 18 tax cuts for small businesses into law, as 
                well as bipartisan legislation that has helped enable 
                more emerging growth companies to access public capital 
                markets. And because many of the highly skilled workers 
                and talented thinkers on whom our startups depend are 
                first-generation Americans, I continue to call on the 
                Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform--and 
                I am prepared to address our broken immigration system 
                through executive action in a way that is sustainable 
                and effective, and within the confines of the law.

                Bringing together America's best and brightest 
                innovators creates important opportunities for 
                mentorship within the startup and small business 
                communities, and it allows policymakers to hear 
                directly from entrepreneurs. This

[[Page 65868]]

                year, we launched the Presidential Ambassadors for 
                Global Entrepreneurship. A first-of-its-kind 
                collaboration between successful American 
                businesspeople and the Federal Government, this group 
                is helping to cultivate startup communities and 
                champion entrepreneurship both here at home and 
                overseas. We also hosted inventors from around the 
                country this year at the first-ever White House Maker 
                Faire. And later this month, my Administration is 
                supporting the 5th annual Global Entrepreneurship 
                Summit in Morocco, to foster entrepreneurial success 
                and prosperity around the world.

                When we encourage entrepreneurs and the ideas they 
                introduce to the world, we strengthen our communities 
                and help secure America's promise for future 
                generations. As we observe National Entrepreneurship 
                Month and celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, let 
                us continue our work to ensure America remains home to 
                the best minds and the most innovative businesses on 
                earth.

                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 2014 as 
                National Entrepreneurship Month. I call upon all 
                Americans to commemorate this month with appropriate 
                programs and activities, and to celebrate November 18, 
                2014, 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 fourteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
                ninth.
                
                
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