The small IPO decline.
Today, the US has fewer than half of the number of publicly-listed companies than two decades ago. Small-company initial public offerings (”IPOs”) are virtually nonexistent.
Why did this happen?
Since 1998 the collapse of the small capital IPO correlates to the expansion of high-frequency electronic stock exchanges. While these electronic exchanges help optimize trading for large companies, small companies lack the volume and liquidity to maintain constant trading transactions.
The small capital markets are now increasingly private markets where only industry insiders participate, gaining the earliest and largest rewards of company growth prior to public offerings.
The current one-size-fits-all stock exchange trading methodology is not working in the US for small-cap stocks as only the largest “unicorn” companies can avail themselves of liquidity from an IPO.
Job growth is stunted within small businesses as 92% of all job growth within a company occurs after the company goes public.
Wealth creation is heavily stunted for business owners, investors, and employees.
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Main Street Growth Act first championed through congress.
An earlier version (H.R. 4638) was passed by the House Financial Services Committee – party line vote R 32 for D 24 against.
Dream Exchange proposes modifications (working carefully with Cong. Waters and Cong. Hensarling) to enhance H.R. 4638, now H.R. 5877. Main Street Growth Act which was passed by house financial services committee unanimously (56-0).
Reintroduced on Nov 1, 2021 as H.R. 5795 and S.3097 (Sen. Kennedy R-LA), with bipartisan sponsorship (Rep. Emmer R-MN, Rep. Panetta D-CA). House Financial Services committee hearing was held March 30th, 2022.
Reintroduced on December 6th 2023 as H.R. 6623 with the bipartisan sponsorship of Rep. Emmer R-MN, Rep. Donalds R-FL, Rep. Fitzgerald R-WI, and Rep. Panetta D-CA.
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