WASHINGTON – In celebration of National Entrepreneurship Month, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., addressed a large crowd of young entrepreneurs this morning at the Future of Entrepreneurship Education Summit entitled, “Now Is the Time: Celebrating Champions for Young Entrepreneurs.”

“Across our nation this month, we are celebrating our country’s numerous innovators, and today, I got to meet the next generation of entrepreneurs,” Sen. Landrieu said. “In America we live by the saying, ‘If you can dream it, you can achieve it.’ This morning I stood among those fresh, young minds that are seeing the voids in science, technology, and retail and are dreaming up ways to fill them. Whether it is a photograph that creates the essence of your hometown or a cell phone app that will give us another avenue of communication, young entrepreneurs are an invaluable asset to our economy.”

To see a photograph from the event, click here.

Last Congress, Sen. Landrieu introduced the Entrepreneurial Development Act of 2009, a bipartisan bill that reauthorizes, improves and strengthens several of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) entrepreneurial development, technical assistance, and counseling programs. While the bill ultimately didn’t pass the Senate, it provided a framework for addressing the needs of entrepreneurs and serves as a basis for her continued efforts towards small business growth and job creation.


Because the United States stands as a world leader in entrepreneurship, the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship added “Entrepreneurship” to its title in 2001 to emphasize the important role that entrepreneurs play in the business world.