Judge Starr comments about Baylor's rich history of religious, political and economic freedom at the Center expansion celebration September 24, 2013
The Free Enterprise area of the John F. Baugh Center was established in 2013 through generous outside grant funding. Baylor University's Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise seeks to (1) aid in the preservation of the competitive free enterprise system, including the vital small business sector of the economy and (2) promote entrepreneurial activity among individuals and organizations that stimulate economic development through the formation of new business ventures.
The realigned and expanded Center activities related to free enterprise will include: (1) research, (2) education and (3) outreach. Research will be focused on the intersection of entrepreneurship, markets and public policy providing a platform to bridge the gap of understanding in the relationship of business initiation and institutional policy decisions within markets. The Center will support distinguished lectures, symposia, teaching and material support for faculty, internship opportunities for students as well as other activities. We will conduct outreach by making entrepreneurs and policy makers aware of our findings through various media outlets.
Dr. Steve Bradley, Steve_Bradley@baylor.edu, 254.710.3921, is Director of the Free Enterprise area of the Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise at Baylor University.