SOURCE: Kauffman Foundation

September 17, 2008 09:00 ET

Directors of Economic Policy for Obama and McCain Discuss the Candidates' Approach to the Entrepreneurial Economy, Friday, September 19

Live Webcast From the Inc. 500/5000 Conference in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - September 17, 2008) - A live webcast of "The Next President and the Entrepreneurial Economy," a panel discussion featuring Jason Furman, the Director of Economy Policy for Barack Obama, and Doug Holtz-Eakin, Director of Economic Policy for John McCain, will take place Friday, September 19 from 4:45 - 6:00 pm EDT. The event will be moderated by Kauffman Foundation president and CEO Carl Schramm and available for viewing at:

The event will take place at the Inc. 500/Inc. 5000 Conference in front of more than 1,000 entrepreneurial superstars -- the men and women leading the fastest-growing, private companies in America. Furman and Holtz-Eakin will discuss the candidates' thoughts and plans regarding taxes, job creation, credit, innovation, immigration policy, education, the SBA, and other issues critical to the growth and success of small and medium-size businesses over the next four years and beyond.

About the Kauffman Foundation

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation ( is a private nonpartisan foundation that works to harness the power of entrepreneurship and innovation to grow economies and improve human welfare. It also works to prepare students to be innovators, entrepreneurs and skilled workers in the 21st century economy through initiatives designed to improve learning in math, engineering, science and technology. Founded by late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman, the Foundation is based in Kansas City, Mo. and has more than $2.4 billion in assets. Further information about the Kauffman Foundation is available at

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Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, llc. Inc. magazine ( is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today's innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 724,110, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology. The Inc. 5000 ranks the fastest-growing privately held companies in America. With approximately 75 percent of all new job creation in the U.S. coming from small businesses, Inc.'s annual list provides a comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy -- America's independent-minded entrepreneurs. Over the years, the Inc. 5000 has identified the next generation of world-class companies, with Microsoft, Stonyfield Farms, Timberland, Oracle, E*Trade, Intuit, and Domino's Pizza all appearing on the list before they became industry powerhouses.

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