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Entrepreneurs as economic heroes
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Last month’s column focused on South Carolina’s abysmal, fourth-highest in the nation unemployment rate. I have come across some information in the last couple of weeks that has given me a lot to think about as I look for ways the state can encourage job creation in South Carolina. The Kauffman Foundation, which focuses on advancing entrepreneurship and improving the education of children and youth, ranked South Carolina ninth from the bottom in the nation in its March 2011 Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity.