March 30, 2009

DEPORT THE NATIVES AND THEN BUILD THE WALL:

Minding your business: Immigrants embracing entrepreneurship (Ann Meyer, 3/30/09, Chicago Tribune)

Many educated immigrants provide the United States with a competitive advantage and ultimately create jobs when they start businesses, said Vivek Wadhwa, a engineering professor at Duke University and researcher for the Kauffman Foundation

Immigrant-founded technology and engineering companies employed 450,000 workers in the U.S. and generated $52 billion in revenue in 2006, according to a Kauffman study released this month.

And immigrants are more likely to start businesses than native-born Americans, according to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, which measures the rate of business creation in the U.S. About 46 per 10,000 immigrants started businesses in 2007, up from 37 per 10,000 the prior year, while the rate among all adults was 30 per 10,000 in 2007, the index found.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 30, 2009 9:06 PM
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