WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced a Senate resolution to celebrate the contributions of American entrepreneurs and officially establish National Entrepreneurs’ Day as a federally recognized observance day.
National Entrepreneurs’ Day celebrates the entrepreneurs who are the foundation of our country and strength of our economy. The Moran-Booker Senate resolution aims to have Congress recognize the third Tuesday of every November as National Entrepreneurs’ Day. This year, National Entrepreneurs’ Day is celebrated today, November 18.
“The health of the American economy relies on policymakers, community leaders, academics and individuals recognizing that innovative new businesses are critical components of economic growth,” Sen. Moran said. “Devoting one day a year to celebrating startups is a small step toward securing future economic success and a better tomorrow.”
“Entrepreneurs are the heart and soul of this great nation and essential to the expansion of economic opportunity in New Jersey and communities across the country,” Sen. Booker said. “Today and every day of the year, they deserve to be honored and celebrated for their contributions. Recognizing National Entrepreneurs’ Day as a national holiday will stimulate our nation’s entrepreneurial energy and inspire business leaders and future business leaders to succeed.”
National Entrepreneurs’ Day was established in 2010 by David Hauser and Siamak Taghaddos, co-founders of Grasshopper, an organization that helps entrepreneurs to establish a phone system for their businesses, and Amir Tehrani, entrepreneur and co-founder of The Legacy Foundation, a non-partisan educational organization that promotes free enterprise. The group successfully petitioned President Obama to proclaim National Entrepreneurs’ Day as a holiday in 2010 and each year since.