This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Summer recess, conventions and campaigning (Part 1)

Editor’s note: This post was republished with permission from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s Policy Dialogue blog.


Congress has adjourned for a two-month recess that will be filled with campaigning ahead of the general election in November. Members have left Washington for their home districts — and the Republican National Convention which begins today in Cleveland, Ohio.

Unlike 2012 when headlines talked about how entrepreneurship was “front and center” at the Republican convention, this year’s convention won’t likely bring the same reviews. More than 140 tech entrepreneurs and executives signed a protest letter criticizing Donald Trump and his candidacy for President of the United States last week while a column in TechCrunch floated the idea that Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, not the controversial nominee of the Republican party, “may be the pro innovation candidate that Silicon Valley has been waiting for.”


Mark Marich, executive vice president of Global Entrepreneurship Week | Courtesy of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Mark Marich

Mark Marich is the executive vice president of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Since 1998, Marich has provided communications leadership on several national initiatives and more than 100 public forums covering a wide range of policy issues, including: entrepreneurial growth and economic development, health care, renewable energy, telecommunications, regulatory reform and workforce development.

He is a regular contributor to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s blogs, which are syndicated by Missouri Business Alert.

Find Marich on Twitter: @markmarich.


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