Govs. Jay Nixon and Sam Brownback to speak at Entrepreneurship Policy Academy
The Council of State Governments, in collaboration with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, will present a two-day CSG Fiscal and Economic Policy Academy, Strategies for Fostering Entrepreneurship, to be held in conjunction with the CSG 2013 National Conference in Kansas City, Mo. The policy academy will take place Sept. 18--19 at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center.
The American entrepreneurial spirit drives the economy forward, but bringing a new product or service to market can be a daunting prospect for innovators--from gaining access to capital to navigating the legal and regulatory landscape. State policies can hinder or foster that entrepreneurial spirit. This CSG Fiscal and Economic Policy Academy will feature experts, practitioners and national thought leaders to explore state-based solutions for increased entrepreneurship. Govs. Jay Nixon of Missouri and Sam Brownback of Kansas will speak on entrepreneurial efforts in their respective states as part of this policy academy. Attendees will hear about innovative policy strategies in use to overcome hindrances to home-grown entrepreneurs as speakers share best practices being promoted across the country.
Stipends are available for a limited number of participants. To request an invitation to attend this policy academy, please contact Jennifer Burnett, program manager for fiscal and economic development policy, at email@example.com or (859) 244-8114.
Special Half-Day Session on Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative
Evaluating the performance of state programs has become more important than ever. Despite shrinking revenues, states are being bombarded with greater demand for services. Citizens not only want increased access to programs, but also expect these programs to be run efficiently. At this intersection of demand, limited resources and the watchful eyes of taxpayers sits the policymaker or agency administrator trying to decide how best to move forward. Measuring performance and using performance data to strategically place resources are key to implementing the accountable, transparent and results-focused governance policies that citizens demand.
This half-day session on Thursday, Sept. 19, will educate conference attendees on how Results First works and why using this approach to policy decision-making can lead to better, more efficient use of scarce state dollars.
Results First is a joint project of The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation that works with states to implement an innovative cost-benefit analysis approach to help them invest in policies and programs that work.
Stipends are available for a limited number of participants. To request an invitation to this half-day session, please contact Jennifer Burnett, program manager for fiscal and economic development policy, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (859) 244-8114.
Please reserve your spot by Monday, Aug. 26!