The Huffington Post
June 14, 2012
Immigrants are assuming a bigger role on Main Street, according to a new report from the Fiscal Policy Institute’s Immigration Research Initiative.
Immigrants now make up 18 percent of small-business owners in the United States, a six percent increase from 20 years ago.
The report found that 37 percent of immigrant entrepreneurs own a restaurant, 49 percent own grocery stores and 54 percent own laundry and dry cleaning services.