Immigrants Own One In Three Florida Businesses, According To Study

Huffpost Miami
August 15, 2012

It’s easy to find a cup of cafe con leche in Miami, but the small drink is more than a caffeinated jump start: it’s a symbol of the headway immigrants are making in the business world.

A new report from the Partnership for a New American Economy says researchers found immigrants account for 19.4 percent of Florida’s population but own 29.7 percent of the state’s businesses.

“Leaving one’s home and immigrating to a new country to start a new life is itself an entrepreneurial act, so it is perhaps unsurprising that immigrants are disproportionately entrepreneurial,” according to the report.

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