Scott Shane helps PolitiFact uncover truth behind Romney’s statement

Mitt Romney says annual new business startups have dropped by 100,000 since Barack Obama became president

PolitiFact: Scott Shane, the A. Malachi Mixon III Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies, helped uncover the truth behind Mitt Romney’s claim that the number of new businesses that have started per year has dropped by 100,000 under President Obama. Shane provided a spreadsheet of Census Bureau data showing the number of new firms created annually from 2005 to 2009.