Pushing for More High-Growth Startups

A relative handful of young, high-growth companies create a disproportionate share of the net new jobs in the U.S., according to a new study by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Encouraging these "gazelle" firms, which break away from the pack and take off rapidly, might be accomplished through tax, regulatory, and immigration reform, says Dane Stangler, author of the study, "High Growth Firms and the Future of the American Economy." Stangler, a senior analyst at the foundation, spoke recently to Smart Answers columnist Karen E. Klein. Edited excerpts of their conversation follow.

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