In case you missed it, here is President Obama in the State of the Union speech last night, underscoring the important role of entrepreneurs:
It means we should support everyone who’s willing to work, and every risk-taker and entrepreneur who aspires to become the next Steve Jobs. After all, innovation is what America has always been about. Most new jobs are created in start-ups and small businesses. So let’s pass an agenda that helps them succeed. Tear down regulations that prevent aspiring entrepreneurs from getting the financing to grow.
This may have been a reference to the Startup Act, versions of which have been introduced in both the House and Senate. Even so, any mention by the president of the vital role that new companies play in economic growth is noteworthy, especially because, as many claim, public celebration of entrepreneurs is an important cultural attribute.