According to a 2015 article that appeared in the Washington Post, May 21, 2015, America is missing 1 million more entrepreneurs. At the start of the 1970s, about 3% of U.S. households started a new business every year and the trend continued through the 1980s at 3% and 1990s by 5%.  However, by the 2000s entrepreneurial growth stalled and the rate fell.  Assuming that the rates would have continued in a positive direction at a 3%-5% growth rate per decade then the U.S. would have seen 1 million more entrepreneurs over the last decade than it actually did.

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