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How Immigrants Impact the Economy

Like every other person in this country, I bet you are worried about the state of our Economy. I bet you even voted on November 4th with the Economy as one of your top issues.

I think that this report on immigrant business owners and their impact on our Nation’s economy should not be overlooked. Immigrants contribute to our economy in a multitude of ways – and immigrant-owned businesses are a great example of that.

According to Census 2000, immigrants constitute 12.2 percent of the total U.S. work force, and 12.5 percent of the total population of U.S. business owners. The total business income generated by immigrant business owners is $67 billion, representing 11.6 percent of all business income in the United States.

Check out a PDF version of the full report here.

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