New Reports Show Increase in Immigrant Entrepreneurs
While the immigration debate tops national headlines, immigrant entrepreneurs are busy strengthening Michigan communities, according to a new report. The Michigan League for Public Policy report says immigrants account for 12-percent of business owners in the state, and 20-percent of Main Street business owners. These are smaller-sized, local-oriented stores and services, that report author Victoria Crouse says are important to the fabric of Michigan. The report says immigrants represent seven percent of Michigan’s workforce, and immigrant-owned businesses account for 12-percent of total business earnings in the state. And Crouse says immigrants are almost twice as likely as U-S-born residents to become entrepreneurs.
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