ERIC Number: ED279865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Making America Work Again. Jobs, Small Business, and the International Challenge.
National Commission on Jobs and Small Business, Washington, DC.
This report sets forth findings of a committee charged with recommending policies to create 10,000,000 new jobs through small business. It defines the problems of American workers and small business owners in a period of dramatic economic change. Emphasis is on solutions for the conditions that nurture enterprise and on what the country needs to do to encourage small business formation, a more secure environment for workers, and economic growth. Findings and conclusions are presented in four major areas: preparing the American people to compete; encouraging greater savings and investing them productively; expanding export groups, including those for small businesses; and minimizing the impediments to the growth of small firms. Five recommendations, outlining institutional mechanisms to focus sustained attention on the problems, are as follows: (1) mobilize the American people, (2) prepare the American work force, (3) invest in the future, (4) restore the "Yankee Trader" tradition, and (5) clear the decks--in other words, institutional reorganization of structures and processes to reflect new realities of global competition. Suggestions for implementation follow each recommendation. Appendixes include annotations--quotations from relevant literature--on numerous current economic concerns. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adults, Career Education, Competition, Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, International Relations, Job Development, Productivity, Small Businesses
National Commission on Jobs and Small Business, 1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036 (1-10 copies--$7.95; 11-25 copies--$6.95; 26+ copies--$5.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Jobs and Small Business, Washington, DC.