Two Arkansas entrepreneur support organizations have released a new policy map focused on increasing opportunities and removing barriers for Arkansas entrepreneurs.
The Conductor and Startup Junkie Consulting teams have unveiled the “Arkansas Entrepreneurship Policy Map,” which lists 44 recommendations for addressing entrepreneur opportunities. These recommendations include expanding Opportunity Zone tax benefits, removing SEC accredited investor regulations and more.
This policy map was developed as a result of Conductor’s affiliation with the Kauffman Foundation-led Start Us Up coalition. The map was inspired by the Start Us Up policy agenda “America’s New Business Plan,” and incorporates the experience and knowledge that Startup Junkie and Conduct team members bring to the table.
“Arkansas is on the cutting edge of innovation and product development” Jeff Amerine, Managing Director of Startup Junkie Consulting, said in a statement. “However, antiquated economic policies and cumbersome regulations are holding entrepreneurs back. There are particular detriments that unnecessarily limit broader participation in early-stage investment and constrain the full impact of Opportunity Zones. The Arkansas Entrepreneurship Policy Map is a framework we hope federal, state, and local leaders will embrace as they craft legislation that is more supportive to a knowledge economy.”
Start Us Up will be sponsoring a policy roundtable discussion for leaders to explore how to use the Arkansas Entrepreneurship Policy Map. The policy map represents the first step for Startup Junkie and Conductor’s startup advocacy initiative, according to a news release.
Click here to view the policy map.