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Entrepreneurs Reaffirm Need for Immigration Reform

Written by on May 1, 2014 in Business, Congress, Entrepreneurship, Reform with 0 Comments
Entrepreneurs Reaffirm Need for Immigration Reform

From Alexander Graham Bell to Google’s Sergey Brin, immigrants have founded some of the most iconic American companies, as the Kauffman Foundation’s Dane Stangler explained. “There’s something inherently entrepreneurial about leaving your home to start a new life in another country,” Stangler said. And immigrant entrepreneurs continue to contribute today. The Kauffman Foundation recently released […]

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How Immigration is Key to New York City’s Renaissance

Written by on April 16, 2014 in Business, Economics, Entrepreneurship with 0 Comments
How Immigration is Key to New York City’s Renaissance

As a gateway to the United States, New York City has long been defined by the generations of immigrants who have made it their home. In a city of 8.3 million people, more than 3.1 million—38 percent of New York City’s population—are foreign-born, according to the 2012 American Community Survey. And in the case of […]

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More Than 600 Businesses Urge Congress to Act on Immigration Reform

More Than 600 Businesses Urge Congress to Act on Immigration Reform

Immigrants are helping to grow the economy all across the nation. Take Charlotte, North Carolina for example, where immigrant restaurant owners have opened businesses across the city catering to increasingly eclectic tastes. Tacos El Nevado is one example. Heriberto Mali and Vianey Juarez, immigrants from the state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico, opened the restaurant […]

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From Coast to Coast, Immigrants Drive Local Economies

From Coast to Coast, Immigrants Drive Local Economies

Immigrant entrepreneurship has transformed Atlanta’s northeastern suburbs along and near Buford Highway into “International Village” – an area filled with immigrant restaurants, markets, specialty stores, and other businesses. Through ventures such as Chinatown Square, Asian Square Mall, and Plaza Fiesta immigrants have “economically and socially revived an area that faced economic stagnation and population decline.” […]

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Immigrant Business Owners Continue to Contribute to Communities Across America

Immigrant Business Owners Continue to Contribute to Communities Across America

During the August recess, Members of Congress have been meeting with constituents in their home states and districts. During this time, many have likely dined at an immigrant-owned restaurant or used the services of an immigrant-owned business within their home state. The fact is, immigrant businesses are important in many communities across America. Immigrant entrepreneurs […]

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Immigrant Entrepreneurs Help Build U.S. Economy One Company at a Time

Immigrant Entrepreneurs Help Build U.S. Economy One Company at a Time

Google, Intel, eBay, Yahoo!, Facebook, LinkedIn, SanDisk, Altera, Zoosk, Etsy, Tesla Motors. What characteristic does each of these well-known companies share? They each were either founded by an immigrant or have at least one immigrant founder. Now, a new report from the National Venture Capital Association highlights the profound impacts that immigrant entrepreneurs—like the immigrants […]

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How Immigrant Entrepreneurs Fare in the New Immigration Bill

How Immigrant Entrepreneurs Fare in the New Immigration Bill

With the Senate Judiciary Committee’s vote last week to pass S.744 on to the Senate floor, a new proposal for spurring immigrant entrepreneurship and innovation will be before Congress. Title IV, Subtitle H of the bill creates the INVEST visa (Investing in New Venture, Entrepreneurial Startups, and Technologies) for immigrant entrepreneurs. This new visa program […]

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America: Start-Up Nation of Immigrants

America: Start-Up Nation of Immigrants

AOL co-founder Steve Case brought an important message to the National Strategy Session on Immigration in Washington, D.C. this week:  America is a start-up nation.  Over the last 200 years, America has built the most dynamic economy in the world through the hard work and innovation of its entrepreneurs. 

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Immigrants May Hold the Key to Urban Renewal in Baltimore

Immigrants May Hold the Key to Urban Renewal in Baltimore

In an attempt to reverse decades of population decline, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has launched a high-profile effort to attract “new Americans” to the city. The theory is that these new Americans—that is, immigrants—will bring the skills, entrepreneurship, and tax base needed to revitalize blighted neighborhoods that are now full of boarded-up buildings rather than […]

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Immigrant Entrepreneurs are Jet Fuel to the U.S. Economy

Written by on August 17, 2012 in Business, Entrepreneurship with 0 Comments
Immigrant Entrepreneurs are Jet Fuel to the U.S. Economy

The mountain of evidence on the economic importance of immigrant entrepreneurs just keeps growing. Last year, the Partnership for a New American Economy released a report which tallied the number of Fortune 500 companies founded by immigrants (and the children of immigrants). Last month, the Fiscal Policy Institute issued a report which quantified the economic […]

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