Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Starting American Companies and Creating American Jobs

Immigrant Entrepreneurship Is Vital to the American Economy

New businesses are the single best creators of new jobs, and – even with current visa impediments – immigrants are among the leading drivers in creating new businesses:

  • In 2010, immigrants were more than twice as likely to start businesses each month as natives.
  • From 1995 to 2005, immigrants helped found 25 percent of all high-tech companies, creating 450,000 jobs.
  • Forty-percent of Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or their children.

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