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Report Breaks New Ground on Immigrant Businesses

June 15, 2012

More than one in six small business owners in the United States is an immigrant, according to a new report from the Fiscal Policy Institute‚Äôs Immigration Research Initiative. Immigrants — people born in another country — make up 18 percent of all small business owners in the United States. By contrast, immigrants are 13 percent of the population and 16 percent of the labor force, according to the American Community Survey from 2010. Read