National Entrepreneurship Month, 2015, 68241-68242 [2015-28251]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 212 / Tuesday, November 3, 2015 / Presidential Documents 68241 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9359 of October 29, 2015 National Entrepreneurship Month, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Since our Nation’s founding, our progress has been fueled by an inherent sense of purpose and ingenuity in our people. Americans have more opportunities now than ever before to carry forward this legacy—to create something, to raise capital in creative ways, and to pursue aspirations. During National Entrepreneurship Month, we revisit our roots as a country of dreamers and doers, and we celebrate and support the next generation of American entrepreneurs. Bold ideas demand bold progress, and my Administration is committed to ensuring ours is a country that encourages and supports those willing to take risks and pioneer innovation. The Affordable Care Act is opening doors of opportunity for America’s aspiring entrepreneurs, enabling them to find affordable health insurance through the marketplace and providing them the flexibility they need to steer their own journey forward. To further provide economic security for those seeking to start a business or market their invention, I have signed 18 tax cuts for small businesses since taking office. I also remain committed to net neutrality, because we do not want to lose the Internet’s potential to empower innovative startups and unleash the breakthroughs of tomorrow. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS In keeping with our goal of fostering economic growth through privatesector collaboration, the Federal Government is accelerating the movement of new technologies from the laboratory to the marketplace, increasing access to research awards for small businesses, making more data open to the public, and catalyzing new industry partnerships in critical fields such as advanced manufacturing and clean energy. And earlier this year, I signed an Executive Order to make the Presidential Innovation Fellows program a permanent component of the Federal Government. This program will bring entrepreneurs, executives, technologists, and other innovators to Washington and help reinvigorate how our Government serves our citizenry. My Administration is also continuing to expand access to capital, connect mentors, cut red tape, and accelerate innovation through the Startup America initiative. This summer, we hosted the first-ever White House Demo Day, where startup founders of many backgrounds and from many corners of our country came together to showcase their innovations and where we announced major new commitments from investors, companies, universities, and cities to promote inclusive entrepreneurship. And because we understand that jobs in technology that go unfilled are missed opportunities for American workers to find better, higher-earning jobs and for businesses to recruit the talent needed to start and expand in the United States, we launched TechHire. This initiative works with communities and employers on innovative training and placement programs to connect trained workers with entrepreneurial opportunities and well-paying jobs. As we work to secure America’s status as the best place on the planet to generate sweeping innovation, we must continue to make it easier for startup hotbeds to emerge across our Nation and for those underrepresented in entrepreneurship to contribute their individual ideas and talents to our collective success. VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:14 Nov 02, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03NOD2.SGM 03NOD2 68242 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 212 / Tuesday, November 3, 2015 / Presidential Documents Fostering a spirit of innovation is important not just for entrepreneurs in the United States, but for consumers and people hoping to start their own businesses around the world. Entrepreneurship builds stronger and more secure communities, empowering people of every gender, race, and background. That is why, this summer, we hosted the 6th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kenya, a gathering that brought attention to the extraordinary potential and dynamism of Africa, and where we expanded our commitment to supporting entrepreneurs—including young people and women. To spur greater economic growth and set higher standards for trade and investment across the globe, we continue to work toward ensuring the success of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade pact that opens doors to new markets for American entrepreneurs and allows them to compete in more economies. I have also taken action to fix our Nation’s broken immigration system, including measures to encourage more immigrant entrepreneurs to come to America, create jobs, contribute to our economy, and use their talents to help drive our country’s progress. The White House Task Force on New Americans is working to highlight the contributions of immigrants and refugees who start a business, and because immigrants are more likely than non-immigrants to start a business, the Task Force is engaging communities to provide these new American entrepreneurs with the tools they need to grow and expand their enterprises. Ensuring our economy works better for everyone means enabling all our people to make of their lives what they will. By supporting entrepreneurs, we can help ensure our daughters and sons are able to do whatever they set out to accomplish and achieve their highest aspirations. As we celebrate National Entrepreneurship Month and Global Entrepreneurship Week, let us recommit to upholding our founding promise: that no matter who you are or where you come from, with talent, hard work, and dedication, you can make it if you try. 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 2015 as National Entrepreneurship Month. I call upon all Americans to commemorate this month with appropriate programs and activities, and to celebrate November 17, 2015, as National Entrepreneurs’ Day. [FR Doc. 2015–28251 Filed 11–2–15; 2:00 pm] Billing code 3295–F6–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:14 Nov 02, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03NOD2.SGM 03NOD2 OB#1.EPS</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-ninth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth.

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Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 212 / Tuesday, November 3, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9359 of October 29, 2015

                
National Entrepreneurship Month, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Since our Nation's founding, our progress has been 
                fueled by an inherent sense of purpose and ingenuity in 
                our people. Americans have more opportunities now than 
                ever before to carry forward this legacy--to create 
                something, to raise capital in creative ways, and to 
                pursue aspirations. During National Entrepreneurship 
                Month, we revisit our roots as a country of dreamers 
                and doers, and we celebrate and support the next 
                generation of American entrepreneurs.

                Bold ideas demand bold progress, and my Administration 
                is committed to ensuring ours is a country that 
                encourages and supports those willing to take risks and 
                pioneer innovation. The Affordable Care Act is opening 
                doors of opportunity for America's aspiring 
                entrepreneurs, enabling them to find affordable health 
                insurance through the marketplace and providing them 
                the flexibility they need to steer their own journey 
                forward. To further provide economic security for those 
                seeking to start a business or market their invention, 
                I have signed 18 tax cuts for small businesses since 
                taking office. I also remain committed to net 
                neutrality, because we do not want to lose the 
                Internet's potential to empower innovative startups and 
                unleash the breakthroughs of tomorrow.

                In keeping with our goal of fostering economic growth 
                through private-sector collaboration, the Federal 
                Government is accelerating the movement of new 
                technologies from the laboratory to the marketplace, 
                increasing access to research awards for small 
                businesses, making more data open to the public, and 
                catalyzing new industry partnerships in critical fields 
                such as advanced manufacturing and clean energy. And 
                earlier this year, I signed an Executive Order to make 
                the Presidential Innovation Fellows program a permanent 
                component of the Federal Government. This program will 
                bring entrepreneurs, executives, technologists, and 
                other innovators to Washington and help reinvigorate 
                how our Government serves our citizenry.

                My Administration is also continuing to expand access 
                to capital, connect mentors, cut red tape, and 
                accelerate innovation through the Startup America 
                initiative. This summer, we hosted the first-ever White 
                House Demo Day, where startup founders of many 
                backgrounds and from many corners of our country came 
                together to showcase their innovations and where we 
                announced major new commitments from investors, 
                companies, universities, and cities to promote 
                inclusive entrepreneurship. And because we understand 
                that jobs in technology that go unfilled are missed 
                opportunities for American workers to find better, 
                higher-earning jobs and for businesses to recruit the 
                talent needed to start and expand in the United States, 
                we launched TechHire. This initiative works with 
                communities and employers on innovative training and 
                placement programs to connect trained workers with 
                entrepreneurial opportunities and well-paying jobs. As 
                we work to secure America's status as the best place on 
                the planet to generate sweeping innovation, we must 
                continue to make it easier for startup hotbeds to 
                emerge across our Nation and for those underrepresented 
                in entrepreneurship to contribute their individual 
                ideas and talents to our collective success.

[[Page 68242]]

                Fostering a spirit of innovation is important not just 
                for entrepreneurs in the United States, but for 
                consumers and people hoping to start their own 
                businesses around the world. Entrepreneurship builds 
                stronger and more secure communities, empowering people 
                of every gender, race, and background. That is why, 
                this summer, we hosted the 6th annual Global 
                Entrepreneurship Summit in Kenya, a gathering that 
                brought attention to the extraordinary potential and 
                dynamism of Africa, and where we expanded our 
                commitment to supporting entrepreneurs--including young 
                people and women. To spur greater economic growth and 
                set higher standards for trade and investment across 
                the globe, we continue to work toward ensuring the 
                success of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade pact 
                that opens doors to new markets for American 
                entrepreneurs and allows them to compete in more 
                economies.

                I have also taken action to fix our Nation's broken 
                immigration system, including measures to encourage 
                more immigrant entrepreneurs to come to America, create 
                jobs, contribute to our economy, and use their talents 
                to help drive our country's progress. The White House 
                Task Force on New Americans is working to highlight the 
                contributions of immigrants and refugees who start a 
                business, and because immigrants are more likely than 
                non-immigrants to start a business, the Task Force is 
                engaging communities to provide these new American 
                entrepreneurs with the tools they need to grow and 
                expand their enterprises.

                Ensuring our economy works better for everyone means 
                enabling all our people to make of their lives what 
                they will. By supporting entrepreneurs, we can help 
                ensure our daughters and sons are able to do whatever 
                they set out to accomplish and achieve their highest 
                aspirations. As we celebrate National Entrepreneurship 
                Month and Global Entrepreneurship Week, let us recommit 
                to upholding our founding promise: that no matter who 
                you are or where you come from, with talent, hard work, 
                and dedication, you can make it if you try.

                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 2015 as 
                National Entrepreneurship Month. I call upon all 
                Americans to commemorate this month with appropriate 
                programs and activities, and to celebrate November 17, 
                2015, as National Entrepreneurs' Day.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-ninth day of October, in the year of our Lord 
                two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and fortieth.
                
                
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