The creation and adoption of new products, services, technologies and business models drives economic growth. Improving America’s standard of living and competitive edge depends on the nation’s ability to innovate. Without a targeted federal partnership, U.S. competitiveness will slip and economic growth will lag. Brookings experts describe how America’s innovation efforts may—or may not—be enough.
REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he departs for Ethiopia aboard Air Force One from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi July 26, 2015. Obama told Kenyans on Sunday on his first presidential trip to his father's homeland there was "no limit to what you can achieve" but said they had to deepen democracy, tackle corruption and end exclusion based on gender or ethnicity.
President Obama in Kenya and the 6th Presidential Global Entrepreneurship Summit
July 28, 2015, Steven R. Koltai
This past week, President Obama spoke at the Sixth Global Entrepreneurship Summit in his ancestral home of Kenya. In this post, Steven Koltai writes about the impact of President Obama's focus on the power of entrepreneurship to transform economies and lives abroad.
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