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America's New Business Plan

We have a bipartisan plan for policymakers that is focused on creating new jobs and leveling the playing field for startups and small businesses.

Rebuilding Better

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we are focusing on the elements of our broader policy framework (America’s New Business Plan) to be responsive to what new and small business owners urgently need today to keep their doors open.

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The Four Pillars

America’s New Business Plan puts the ambitions and can-do spirit of everyday Americans first through a four-part entrepreneurship plan that ensures anyone with an idea has access to the opportunity, funding, knowledge, and support to turn it into a reality.

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Federal Plan

Download a list of actionable steps for federal policymakers.

State Plan

Download a list of actionable steps for governors and state policymakers.

Local Plan

Download a list of actionable steps for local policymakers.

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