On the intrastate front, Joan writes:
"It’s not hype; a wave of entrepreneurship is building across the country. The 2015 Kauffman Index finds that startup activity has reversed a 5-year downward trend that began during the Great Recession, a sign that the economy and credit markets are finally stabilizing.
Where will these nascent businesses or raw ideas find capital? More and more entrepreneurs are considering online fundraising. The District of Columbia and a majority of the states now allow non-accredited investors to invest in startups located in their state, giving new businesses the opportunity to connect with thousands of potential first-time investors interested in getting an ownership stake in a promising company. Most of the remaining other states are considering similar legislation."