Microenterprises, though small, can be a powerful force for creating jobs. On November 25, the Economic Opportunities Program and FIELD hosted the authors of three “Big Ideas for Jobs” papers, which highlighted the role microenterprises can play, and identified policies that can support the growth and creations of these small firms.
An extended panel of experts discussed what still needs to be done.
- Don Graves, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Small Business, Community Development and Housing, U.S. Department of the Treasury; Executive Director, President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness
- Elaine Edgcomb, strategic advisor of FIELD at the Aspen Institute
- Ida Rademacher, chief program officer, Corporation for Enterprise Development
- Beth Kregor, clinic director, Institute for Justice
- Connie Evans, President and CEO, Association for Enterprise Opportunity
- Joyce Klein, Director, FIELD at the Aspen Institute