Diversity extends to business as immigrants open up shop

“People complain about this country, but there are so many (business) opportunities here you don’t even have time to get to them all.”

So says Jose Brito, a native of the Dominican Republic who came to the United States 20 years ago. The 40-year-old is the founder and CEO of Cherry Hill’s We Care Home Care, a service that provides health care to seniors and the disabled.

“When I first started this business in 2008, I was working 16 to 18 hours a day. It’s not easy. But it’s through hard work that you get successful.”

Brito employs a staff of 110, and he’s looking to open an office in Philadelphia in the next couple months. He’s one of more than 2 million Hispanic entrepreneurs in America, a figure that tripled from 1990 to 2012, according to a report published by The Partnership for a New American Economy.

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