How Immigrants are Driving American Business

Study after study show that immigrants are good for business and have a positive impact on the economy. Many immigrants are entrepreneurial. They start small businesses, create jobs, pay taxes and revitalize our inner cities. Some work two or three jobs to provide the needed resources so their children can go to college.

Immigrants work on farms harvesting our food. They build our houses, shingle our roofs, babysit our kids and mow our lawns.

An August 2012 report by the Partnership for a New American Economy, a bipartisan group of mayors and business leaders, indicates that in 2011, of all new businesses started in the U.S., 28 percent were started by immigrants. The report also stated that immigrants were more than twice as likely to start a business as those who are native born.

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By Mysti Frazier
Mysti Frazier Career Counselor-College of Business Mysti Frazier