Does Your Local Economy Empower Entrepreneurs?

Local communities are where the global economy plays out. And because city leaders have the unique power to to foster vibrant, dynamic economies, they must ask: how do we create a community where entrepreneurship thrives?

For this year's Mayor's Conference, the Kauffman Foundation is partnering with the National League of Cities and Schmidt Futures to help Mayors identify specific activities they can pursue to improve the local climate for entrepreneurship. 

mySidewalk is providing each civic leader attending the 2019 Kauffman Mayors Conference with a customized Economy & Entrepreneurship Dashboard. These dynamic, data-driven dashboards provide Mayors with a shared set of indicators to help assess:

  • Entrepreneurship in their community

  • Drivers of innovation in their community

  • The livability of their community

  • The degree to which their community supports diversity and inclusion

  • Infrastructure which supports business operations

  • The health of their local economy

  • The characteristics of the area's Opportunity Zones

For the first time in the Conference's history, each Mayor in attendance has also been asked to commit to improving their community's entrepreneurial ecosystem with one of eleven possible focus areas. mySidewalk will be tracking the progress of each Mayor, and integrating their results into their unique dashboards, as well as an overall Commitment Tracker Dashboard. 

Below is a list of all Mayor groups participating in the 2019 Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship. Click into each page to view their key indicators of entrepreneurship and updates on their commitments to improving entrepreneurship in their city!

If you are interested in learning more about mySidewalk or adding your local economic and entrepreneurship data to your dashboard, connect with a member of our team.  

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Conference Impact Dashboard

With dozens of Mayors publicly committing to taking action on improving entrepreneurship in their city, our potential impact on local economies and entrepreneurship is unlike anything accomplished before. Tune in each month from the Mayors' teams and measure our collective impact.

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