What does a community need to foster the type of entrepreneurial environment that will bring jobs and wealth into the region?

That’s what a new study will explore, and UW-Madison will be part of it.

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is kicking off a series of research projects, called “Uncommon Methods and Metrics,” aimed at measuring paths to success and creating a data-driven, nationwide model for entrepreneurship.

The Kansas City, Missouri, foundation is providing a total of $2.9 million in grants, and $425,000 of that is going to Jon Eckhardt, executive director of UW’s Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship. Read the full story here.