National: US

  • The US leads the venture and entrepreneurial world after decades of government support to help create Silicon Valley in California, while all the other states are busy following similar initiatives.

  • US: Strategy

    Main points: The US risk capital market is the world’s largest in terms of invested capital, and one of the oldest; State Small Business Credit Initiative created a unique test; and States rather than central government are creating more initiatives.

    Americans have been turning their attention to new challenges ever since the term “frontier” was expunged from the 1890 census. This imperative has been reiterated by US presidents through the years as they sought to inspire the nation to tackle the new as a route to greater prosperity.


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