Immigrant Small Business Owners: A Significant and Growing Part of the Economy

Immigrant Small Business Owners: A Significant and Growing Part of the Economy

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Immigrant entrepreneurship is widely recognized as an important aspect of the economic role immigrants play. Surprisingly, until now, there has been relatively little basic information available about the number and characteristics of immigrant small business owners. This report breaks new ground in identifying small immigrant businesses and immigrant small business owners. It gives a detailed profile of who immigrant business owners are, based primarily on two data sources: the Survey of Business Owners (SBO), looking at businesses with between 1 and 99 employees; and the American Community Survey (ACS), looking at people who own an incorporated business and whose main job is running that business.
Citation: Kallick, David D. Immigrant Small Business Owners: A Significant and Growing Part of the Economy. Rep. Washington, DC: Fiscal Policy Institute, 2012. Print.
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