October 8, 2012

The Orlando Art Museum was founded in 1924, and while encouraging community support for the arts, it holds true to its mission of enriching the cultural life of Florida.  Orlando Museum of Arts pieces are included in collections that present the works of local and regional artists, as well as notable entries of national and international significance.  For a pleasant Orlando Museum experience in the visual arts, make time during your next Orlando vacation to enjoy the Orlando Museum of Art.The Orlando Art Museum offers 10-12 in-house exhibits year round, and maintains 13 exhibitions off-site.

Immigrant Entrepreneurship – Slowed and possibly Declining

A new Kauffman Foundation study finds that high-tech, immigrant-founded startups nationwide has slipped from 25.3 percent to 24.3 percent since 2005. The drop is even more pronounced in Silicon Valley, where the percentage of immigrant-founded startups declined from 52.4 percent to 43.9 percent.

It is essential that the United States Immigration Policy be modified to create startup visas for these entrepreneurs and expand the number of green cards for skilled foreigners to work in these startups. This is a very important part of the United States economy that we can ill afford to lose.

The book is titled “America’s New Immigrant Entrepreneurs : Then and Now”.

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