In an era defined by political polarization, there's one issue that unites most Democrats and Republicans: the importance of entrepreneurship to the long-term health and vitality of the U.S. economy. We know from experience how bipartisan agreement can spur growth and we remain hopeful that in the year ahead, federal and state policymakers from both parties will approve measures that can spark an entrepreneurial renaissance.
We both approach this issue with first-hand knowledge about the power of entrepreneurship. One of us comes from a family that owned and operated a full-service scrap metal business for more than 85 years. The other was the CEO of a company that grew to become a publicly traded entity on the New York Stock Exchange. We saw how entrepreneurship created attractive new opportunities for the people who worked at these companies – putting money in their pockets and strengthening the broader economic climate.