GEW Resolution Going to U.S. Senate Floor
District of Columbia,New Hampshire
Nov 12, 2010
United States Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, will be introducing a Senate Resolution to officially designate the week of November 15 - 21 as "Global Entrepreneurship Week."
Designating the week of November 15 through 19, 2010, as ‘‘Global Entrepreneurship Week/USA’’.
Whereas more than 1⁄2 of the companies on the 2009 Fortune 500 list were launched during a recession or bear market;
Whereas 92 percent of Americans believe that entrepreneurs are critically important to job creation and 75 percent believe that the United States cannot have a sustained economic recovery without another burst of entrepreneurial activity;
Whereas the economy and society of the United States, as well as the country as a whole, have benefitted greatly from the everyday use of breakthrough innovations developed and brought to market by entrepreneurs;
Whereas Global Entrepreneurship Week is an initiative aimed at inspiring young people to embrace innovation and creativity;
Whereas Global Entrepreneurship Week helps the next generation of entrepreneurs to acquire the knowledge, skills, and networks needed to create vibrant enterprises that will improve the lives and communities of the entrepreneurs;
Whereas, in 2009, more than 160,000 individuals participated in the more than 2,300 entrepreneurial activities held worldwide during Global Entrepreneurship Week;
Whereas, in 2009, more than 1,100 partner organizations participated in Global Entrepreneurship Week, including chambers of commerce, institutions of higher education, high schools, businesses, and State and local governments;
Whereas, in 2010, thousands of organizations in the United States will join in the celebration by planning activities designed to inspire, connect, inform, mentor, and engage the next generation of entrepreneurs throughout Global Entrepreneurship Week/USA:
Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the Senate—
(1) designates the week of November 15 through 19, 2010, as ‘‘Global Entrepreneurship Week’’; and
(2) supports the goals of Global Entrepreneurship Week/USA, including—
(A) inspiring young people everywhere to embrace innovation, imagination, and creativity; and
(B) training the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders.