National Entrepreneurship Month, 2016, 76837-76838 [2016-26802]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 213 / Thursday, November 3, 2016 / Presidential Documents 76837 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9535 of October 31, 2016 National Entrepreneurship Month, 2016 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Entrepreneurs in America have long lent their talents and passions to solving problems, generating growth and prosperity, and turning dreams into new goods and services for people across our Nation and around the world. During National Entrepreneurship Month, we celebrate the entrepreneurs who serve their communities and bolster our economy, and we pledge our support for them in their pursuit of the ideas and innovations of tomorrow. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with D2 Through their intrepid sense of possibility and resilience, and their unwillingness to give in or give up, entrepreneurs from every walk of life make invaluable contributions to the American experience—turning bold ideas into real progress. My Administration has made it a priority from day one to support those who take a risk and put in the hard work required to get a new venture off the ground. In 2010, I signed the Affordable Care Act, which gives Americans greater opportunities to start businesses by offering portable and affordable health insurance plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace. I signed 18 tax breaks for small businesses in my first term, including tax credits for those who hire unemployed workers and veterans, and I launched the Nation of Makers initiative to advance innovation and encourage making, including homegrown technologies and startups. In 2013, I signed an Executive Order to make Government data more accessible to the public, and my Administration has opened up nearly 200,000 datasets on www.Data.gov to fuel economic growth, innovation, and entrepreneurship. And earlier this year, I announced the Computer Science for All Initiative—a plan to give all students in America the chance to learn computer science in school, which will equip our future entrepreneurs, including those from underrepresented backgrounds, with the computational thinking skills they need to succeed. In the 21st-century economy—where business does not stop at a country’s border and where technological advancements have changed the ways we engage in commerce and with one another—it is more important than ever that we give our Nation’s entrepreneurs the tools and resources they need to compete on the international stage. This past summer, I signed an Executive Order that encourages entrepreneurship in the United States and around the world, including through the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship Program, to promote the sharing of knowledge and experience with the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Additionally, as I attended the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in California in June, companies across America came together to sign the Tech Inclusion Pledge: a commitment to making their technology workforces more representative of the American people. My Administration also used this Summit as an opportunity to announce an expansion of the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps training program for entrepreneurial scientists and engineers, as well as the Small Business Administration’s Startup in a Day initiative, with nearly 100 cities and communities across our Nation committed to streamlining licensing, permitting, and other requirements necessary for anyone to start a business. At the end of last year, I signed a bipartisan budget deal that made permanent critical tax incentives to help bolster investment in small businesses and VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:25 Nov 02, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03NOD2.SGM 03NOD2 76838 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 213 / Thursday, November 3, 2016 / Presidential Documents research and experimentation, including by startups and other innovative companies. And thanks to another bipartisan bill I signed, entrepreneurs can raise small-dollar investments from community members, customers, and other individuals through new and regulated online crowdfunding platforms—because access to capital should be available to every aspiring entrepreneur no matter who they are or where they are from. My Administration has also striven to expand opportunity to those seeking to utilize their entrepreneurial talents abroad. Following the beginning of our process to normalize relations with our neighbors 90 miles to the south in Cuba, we made it easier for Cuban entrepreneurs to import and export. Entrepreneurs flourish when they are surrounded by an environment that encourages their success—that is true here at home and around the world. My Administration remains committed to implementing the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement that will have a profound effect on our efforts to support online entrepreneurs and enable American entrepreneurs to sell ‘‘Made in America’’ products all over the world. And through our proposed International Entrepreneur Rule, we are working to ensure the world’s best and brightest entrepreneurs can launch companies and create jobs in the United States. As we celebrate National Entrepreneurship Month and Global Entrepreneurship Week, let us resolve to support those budding entrepreneurs looking to use their ideas and expertise to build a better life for themselves and their families—and let us tap into the diverse skills and talents across our country so that entrepreneurs from all backgrounds can continue creating the businesses of the 21st century. Entrepreneurship is about the opportunity to forge one’s own future, and an investment in that future can start as something small and turn into something great. That is the legacy shaped by generations of American entrepreneurs who, through ingenuity, passion, and self-determination, have always striven to achieve the next big, unknown thing. 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 2016 as National Entrepreneurship Month. I call upon all Americans to commemorate this month with appropriate programs and activities, and to celebrate November 15, 2016, as National Entrepreneurs’ Day. [FR Doc. 2016–26802 Filed 11–2–16; 11:15 am] Billing code 3295–F7–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:25 Nov 02, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03NOD2.SGM 03NOD2 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with D2 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first.

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                Proclamation 9535 of October 31, 2016

                
National Entrepreneurship Month, 2016

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Entrepreneurs in America have long lent their talents 
                and passions to solving problems, generating growth and 
                prosperity, and turning dreams into new goods and 
                services for people across our Nation and around the 
                world. During National Entrepreneurship Month, we 
                celebrate the entrepreneurs who serve their communities 
                and bolster our economy, and we pledge our support for 
                them in their pursuit of the ideas and innovations of 
                tomorrow.

                Through their intrepid sense of possibility and 
                resilience, and their unwillingness to give in or give 
                up, entrepreneurs from every walk of life make 
                invaluable contributions to the American experience--
                turning bold ideas into real progress. My 
                Administration has made it a priority from day one to 
                support those who take a risk and put in the hard work 
                required to get a new venture off the ground. In 2010, 
                I signed the Affordable Care Act, which gives Americans 
                greater opportunities to start businesses by offering 
                portable and affordable health insurance plans through 
                the Health Insurance Marketplace. I signed 18 tax 
                breaks for small businesses in my first term, including 
                tax credits for those who hire unemployed workers and 
                veterans, and I launched the Nation of Makers 
                initiative to advance innovation and encourage making, 
                including homegrown technologies and startups. In 2013, 
                I signed an Executive Order to make Government data 
                more accessible to the public, and my Administration 
                has opened up nearly 200,000 datasets on www.Data.gov 
                to fuel economic growth, innovation, and 
                entrepreneurship. And earlier this year, I announced 
                the Computer Science for All Initiative--a plan to give 
                all students in America the chance to learn computer 
                science in school, which will equip our future 
                entrepreneurs, including those from underrepresented 
                backgrounds, with the computational thinking skills 
                they need to succeed.

                In the 21st-century economy--where business does not 
                stop at a country's border and where technological 
                advancements have changed the ways we engage in 
                commerce and with one another--it is more important 
                than ever that we give our Nation's entrepreneurs the 
                tools and resources they need to compete on the 
                international stage. This past summer, I signed an 
                Executive Order that encourages entrepreneurship in the 
                United States and around the world, including through 
                the Presidential Ambassadors for Global 
                Entrepreneurship Program, to promote the sharing of 
                knowledge and experience with the entrepreneurs of 
                tomorrow. Additionally, as I attended the Global 
                Entrepreneurship Summit in California in June, 
                companies across America came together to sign the Tech 
                Inclusion Pledge: a commitment to making their 
                technology workforces more representative of the 
                American people. My Administration also used this 
                Summit as an opportunity to announce an expansion of 
                the National Science Foundation's Innovation Corps 
                training program for entrepreneurial scientists and 
                engineers, as well as the Small Business 
                Administration's Startup in a Day initiative, with 
                nearly 100 cities and communities across our Nation 
                committed to streamlining licensing, permitting, and 
                other requirements necessary for anyone to start a 
                business. At the end of last year, I signed a 
                bipartisan budget deal that made permanent critical tax 
                incentives to help bolster investment in small 
                businesses and

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                research and experimentation, including by startups and 
                other innovative companies. And thanks to another 
                bipartisan bill I signed, entrepreneurs can raise 
                small-dollar investments from community members, 
                customers, and other individuals through new and 
                regulated online crowdfunding platforms--because access 
                to capital should be available to every aspiring 
                entrepreneur no matter who they are or where they are 
                from.

                My Administration has also striven to expand 
                opportunity to those seeking to utilize their 
                entrepreneurial talents abroad. Following the beginning 
                of our process to normalize relations with our 
                neighbors 90 miles to the south in Cuba, we made it 
                easier for Cuban entrepreneurs to import and export. 
                Entrepreneurs flourish when they are surrounded by an 
                environment that encourages their success--that is true 
                here at home and around the world. My Administration 
                remains committed to implementing the Trans-Pacific 
                Partnership, a trade agreement that will have a 
                profound effect on our efforts to support online 
                entrepreneurs and enable American entrepreneurs to sell 
                ``Made in America'' products all over the world. And 
                through our proposed International Entrepreneur Rule, 
                we are working to ensure the world's best and brightest 
                entrepreneurs can launch companies and create jobs in 
                the United States.

                As we celebrate National Entrepreneurship Month and 
                Global Entrepreneurship Week, let us resolve to support 
                those budding entrepreneurs looking to use their ideas 
                and expertise to build a better life for themselves and 
                their families--and let us tap into the diverse skills 
                and talents across our country so that entrepreneurs 
                from all backgrounds can continue creating the 
                businesses of the 21st century. Entrepreneurship is 
                about the opportunity to forge one's own future, and an 
                investment in that future can start as something small 
                and turn into something great. That is the legacy 
                shaped by generations of American entrepreneurs who, 
                through ingenuity, passion, and self-determination, 
                have always striven to achieve the next big, unknown 
                thing.

                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 2016 as 
                National Entrepreneurship Month. I call upon all 
                Americans to commemorate this month with appropriate 
                programs and activities, and to celebrate November 15, 
                2016, 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 sixteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                first.
                
                
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