Missoulian: Report: Immigrants in the Missoula region generate over $26M in tax revenue each year

Although immigrants make up only 2.3 percent of the total population of Missoula and four surrounding counties, those 4,654 people contributed $219.9 million to the goods produced and services provided in the region, $19.3 million in federal taxes and $7 million in state and local taxes in 2016 alone.

That left them with $93.6 million in spending power, much of which they used on local businesses, according to a recent report from The New American Economy, a bipartisan nonprofit launched by businessmen Michael Bloomberg and Rupert Murdoch to influence immigration reform.

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