The Enterprise Center in Johnson County is a member of the Kauffman Foundation’s Entrepreneurs’ Policy Network
Selected as one of five organizations to form the Entrepreneurs’ Policy Network, the ECJC aims to reduce barriers to new business creation and entrepreneurship in Kansas. To do this, the ECJC is building a statewide coalition of policy partners, engaging and educating lawmakers, and interfacing entrepreneurs with lawmakers to build positive working relationships. The goal of this advocacy initiative is to support entrepreneurship as a statewide economic development priority in Kansas.
Kansas Entrepreneur’s Policy Network (KEPN)
The Kansas Entrepreneur’s Policy Network is a statewide coalition of partners with a common goal: to support entrepreneurship in Kansas. This coalition is comprised of entrepreneurs, investors, lawmakers, and economic development professionals who are energized by the economic development potential that entrepreneurship presents.
Interested in joining KEPN or learning more? Click below to join our policy mailing list.
The ECJC is convening roundtable discussions with entrepreneurs, civic leaders, economic development professionals, and lawmakers across the state to discuss barriers to entrepreneurship. These roundtables will build relationships between local entrepreneurs and their state lawmakers while spreading awareness on the specific needs of Kansas entrepreneurs.
Are you interested in making your voice heard? We are currently planning roundtables across the state. Contact us to get involved and share your story.
In response to our Entrepreneurship Roundtables and KEPN meetings, the ECJC is developing a legislative platform of policy recommendations. Our legislative platform consists of three general themes:
1) Access to Capital
2) Workforce Development
3) Building Statewide Capacity
In April of 2018, the ECJC convened the first meeting of the Innovation Caucus. The Innovation Caucus is a bipartisan group of Kansas lawmakers dedicated to restoring entrepreneurship as a statewide priority in Topeka. The Innovation Caucus meets at various locations across Kansas throughout the year to highlight the entrepreneurial landscape of Kansas.
Are you a lawmaker interested in learning more or joining the Innovation Caucus? Contact us for more information.