Presidential Proclamation on National Entrepreneurship Month, 2019

Alaska District Office - Nov. 5, 2019

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Presidential Proclamation on National

Entrepreneurship Month, 2019

Throughout our American story, the trailblazers who have been willing to take great risks and chart new frontiers have changed the landscape of business, science, and technology, often setting the global pace for productivity and prosperity.  Their relentless pursuit of success has launched new industries, created millions of jobs, and fueled an economy that is the envy of the world.  During National Entrepreneurship Month, we recognize the men and women who have turned their passion into innovation, and we pledge to continue fostering economic freedom so the next generation of transformational entrepreneurs is able to unlock their full potential.

Our Nation is home to the greatest entrepreneurs in the world because we provide an environment in which they can thrive.  American entrepreneurs have access to an unmatched research and development infrastructure that includes 8 of the world’s 10 most innovative universities.  Additionally, our Nation’s highly developed private capital markets and other alternative investment models provide our entrepreneurs with access to necessary funding to develop and commercialize their revolutionary ideas.  We have a strong intellectual property rights system, and my Administration has aggressively responded to the theft of American intellectual property in order to protect our entrepreneurs’ most valuable assets — their ideas and innovation.