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In the face of persistently high unemployment, innovation and entrepreneurship have historically been the primary engine of U.S. job growth. But that engine has been slowing in recent years.
In this CFR Backgrounder, U.S. Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital, Renewing America contributor Steven J. Markovich discusses how entrepreneurs create and finance the startups that power U.S. job growth, and the ramifications of recent policies such as the JOBS Act.