Media Coverage of Immigrant Main Street Businesses Report

Media coverage of our report on immigrant-owned Main Street businesses has been hard to keep up with.

Below is a listing of what we’ve been able to track so far.

 

The Wall Street Journal

Immigrant Entrepreneurs Prosper on Main Street

http://www.wsj.com/articles/immigrant-entrepreneurs-prosper-on-main-street-1421195826

01/13/2014

In the U.S. from 2000 to 2013, including in 31 of the 50 largest metro areas, immigrants accounted for all the growth in so-called Main Street businesses, according to a new study based on analysis of census data. Such firms are grouped in three categories: lodging and food, retail and neighborhood services such as dry cleaning and beauty salons. Immigrants made up nearly one out of three owners of these small, independent businesses in 2013, said the report jointly prepared by the nonpartisan Fiscal Policy Institute and the Americas Society/Council of the Americas. That year, immigrants were 13% of the U.S. population and 16% of its labor force.

“These are businesses that don’t often get a lot of attention from economic development officials, and don’t have huge profits. But they play a big role in neighborhood revitalization, and they can be an important economic step up for the entrepreneurs,” said David Kallick, author of the report.

 

The Wall Street Journal (2)

Obama Immigration Budget Underscores Deep Division with GOP

http://www.wsj.com/articles/obama-immigration-budget-underscores-deep-division-with-gop-1422916192

02/02/2015

 

The Tennessean (Front Page Story)

Immigrant entrepreneurs boost ‘main streets’ in Nashville

http://www.tennessean.com/story/money/2015/01/14/immigrant-entrepreneurs-boost-main-streets-nashville/21723951/

01/14/2015

Nashville immigrants have made a significant contribution to the local economy, especially through an outsized presence among local “main street” businesses, according to a new report by the Fiscal Policy Institute, a New York-based nonpartisan research nonprofit. In the larger Nashville metro area, immigrants account for 8 percent of the population and 9 percent of business owners, yet they make up a disproportionate 29 percent of Main Street business owners.

“Immigrants have been an important part of the growth,” said David Dyssegaard Kallick, director of Immigration Research Initiative at the Fiscal Policy Institute. “They are employing people in restaurants and retail stores … and they also play an important role in establishing the character of a neighborhood and helping neighborhood economic growth.”

 

The Tennessean (2)

Four Immigrant Business Owners Took Chances to Find Success

http://www.tennessean.com/story/money/2015/01/14/immigrant-business-owners-took-chances-find-success/21724707/

01/14/2015

 

The Tennessean (3)

Obama Official Promotes SBA’s Bilingual Approach

http://www.tennessean.com/story/money/2015/04/23/obama-official-visits-nashville-promotes-immigrant-entrepreneurs/26263701/

04/24/2015

 

Philadelphia Inquirer

Many ways to help immigrant businesses, report says

http://articles.philly.com/2015-01-15/news/58071102_1_west-philadelphia-welcoming-center-immigrant-businesses

01/15/2015

 

Minneapolis Post

How immigrants in the Twin Cities build the economy — and revitalize neighborhoods

http://www.minnpost.com/community-sketchbook/2015/01/how-immigrants-twin-cities-build-economy-and-revitalize-neighborhoods

01/31/2015

 

St. Paul Pioneer Press Online

Rubén Rosario: Down on Main Street, they’re still building America

http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_27337777/down-main-st-theyre-still-building

01/19/2015

 

Twin Cities Business

How Immigrants In The Twin Cities Build The Economy—And Revitalize Neighborhoods

http://tcbmag.com/News/News-Elsewhere/How-Immigrants-In-The-Twin-Cities-Build-The-Econom

01/31/2015

 

New York Daily News

‘Hate’ on Capitol Hill hurts immigrants on ‘Main Street’

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/hate-capitol-hill-hurts-immigrants-main-street-article-1.2080023

01/18/2015

 

The Week Magazine

How Immigration Reform Would Affect Small Businesses

http://theweek.com/articles/546332/how-immigration-reform-affect-small-businesses

03/26/2015

 

Fusion

3 cities where immigrants helped save Main Street

http://fusion.net/story/38313/3-cities-where-immigrants-helped-save-main-street/

01/13/2015

South Philadelphia’s Italian Market has long been the go-to spot for pasta and cannoli. But in the past two decades, a new set of business owners have moved into the neighborhood, bringing Mexican, Vietnamese and Korean food with them.

The transformation follows a national trend: new immigrants are increasingly becoming the face of community businesses across the country and, in some cases, a lifeline for dying neighborhoods.

Nationally, immigrants make up 13 percent of the population, but represent an outsized 28 percent of Main Street business owners, according to a report released on Wednesday by the Americas Society/Council of the Americas and the Fiscal Policy Institute.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crain’s New York Business

Report: Immigrant biz powered NYC’s comeback

http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20150114/BLOGS04/150119958/report-immigrant-biz-powered-nycs-comeback

01/14/2015

 

The Miami Herald

Report shines light on role of immigrant-owned small businesses

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article6489738.html

01/14/2015

 

NBC News Latino

Most Main Street Growth Due To Immigrant-Owned Businesses

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/most-main-street-growth-due-immigrant-businesses-n286071

 

Governing

State Recognizing the Value of New Americans

http://www.governing.com/gov-institute/funkhouser/gov-cities-recognizing-immigrants-value.html

March 2015

 

Univisión

Main Street prospera gracias a los inmigrantes, según estudio

http://www.wunitv.com/2015/01/14/main-street-prospera-gracias-a-los-inmigrantes-segun-estudio/

01/14/2015

 

Telemundo

Main Street prospera gracias a los inmigrantes, según estudio

http://www.telemundoatlanta.com/1829_nacional/2880452_main-street-prospera-gracias-a-los-inmigrantes-segun-estudio.html

01/14/2015

 

El País

Los nuevos dueños de la calle en Estados Unidos

http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/01/17/actualidad/1421514411_549617.html

01/18/2015

Country: Spain

 

Buffalo News

New Businesses Follow Refugees Settling in Buffalo Neighborhoods

http://www.buffalonews.com/business/prospectus/new-businesses-follow-refugees-settling-in-buffalo-neighborhoods-20150125

01/25/2015

 

Animal Político

Los migrantes se hacen del comercio

http://www.animalpolitico.com/blogueros-lo-que-quiso-decir/2015/01/27/los-migrantes-se-hacen-del-comercio/

01/27/2015

 

Washington Times

Many Ways to Help Immigrant Businesses

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/19/report-many-ways-to-help-immigrant-businesses/

01/19/2015

 

The Wall Street Journal Americas

Los pequeños comercios en EE.UU. crecen gracias a los inmigrantes

http://lat.wsj.com/articles/SB11494047553488434070004580399842969736612

01/13/2014

 

FOX News Latino

Main Street prospera gracias a los inmigrantes, según estudio

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/espanol/2015/01/14/main-street-prospera-gracias-los-inmigrantes-segun-estudio/

01/14/2015

 

Globo Online

Imigrantes são os novos donos dos pequenos negócios dos Estados Unidos

http://oglobo.globo.com/mundo/imigrantes-sao-os-novos-donos-dos-pequenos-negocios-dos-estados-unidos-15106210

01/21/2015

 

Latin Times

Pequeños negocios de inmigrantes impulsan el crecimiento local en EU

http://www.latintimes.com/pequenos-negocios-de-inmigrantes-impulsan-el-crecimiento-local-en-eu-288481

01/15/2015

 

Washington Times Inside

Report: Many ways to help immigrant businesses

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/19/report-many-ways-to-help-immigrant-businesses/?page=all

01/19/2015

 

The Oregonian

Immigration Keeps the United States Going (Guest Editorial)

http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/02/immigration_keeps_the_united_s.html

02/07/2015

 

Moving America Forward

How New Americans Are Shoring Up America’s Economy

http://nationswell.com/study-finds-immigrants-start-businesses-buy-houses/

01/30/2015

 

Excelsior.com.mx

900,000 extranjeros “dueños de la economía estadunidense”; Alejandro Valenzuela a Banco Azteca; Jeef Bezos, 250 mdd en Amazon

http://www.dineroenimagen.com/2015-01-24/49778

01/24/2015

Country: Mexico

 

Huffinton Post

The Entrepreneurial Advantage

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/patrick-daniel/the-entrepreneurial-advan_b_6458252.html

1/15/2015

 

El País Uruguay

La inmigración en Estados Unidos, los nuevos dueños de la economía

http://www.elpais.com.uy/economia-y-mercado/inmigracion-estados-unidos-nuevos-duenos.html

01/26/2015

 

Raza

Los inmigrantes son claves para el repunte económico – laraza.com

http://www.laraza.com/negocioscomercio/article/20150130/Los-inmigrantes-son-claves-para-el-repunte-economico&timediff=0

01/30/2015

 

Think Progress

Group Invokes Martin Luther King Jr. To Push Anti-Immigrant Message

http://thinkprogress.org/immigration/2015/01/17/3612846/martin-luther-king-jr-day-anti-immigration-ad/

01/17/2015

 

Impacto

Nuevo informe revela el importante aporte de los inmigrantes a la economía nacional

http://www.impactony.com/nuevo-informe-revela-el-importante-aporte-de-los-inmigrantes-a-la-economia-nacional/

01/29/2015

 

New Haven Register

Immigrant-Owned Businesses Help Shape Local Economy

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20150502/immigrant-owned-businesses-help-shape-local-economy-communities-in-greater-new-haven

05/02/2015

 

Mundo Ejecutivo Express

Extranjeros, “dueños de la economía estadounidense”

http://mundoejecutivoexpress.mx/opinion/vivencias/2015/01/29/extranjeros-duenos-economia-estadounidense

01/29/2015

 

CourierPost Online

Diversity extends to business as immigrants open up shop

http://www.courierpostonline.com/story/news/local/south-jersey/2015/01/26/diversity-extends-business-immigrants-open-shop/22335053/

01/28/2015

 

WFMZ Television, Allentown PA

Immigrants more likely than US born to own a small business

http://www.wfmz.com/news/news-regional-lehighvalley/immigrants-more-likely-than-us-born-to-own-a-small-business/30747120

01/15/2015

 

Radio La Primerisima

Migrantes, cruciales para la vitalidad económica

http://www.radiolaprimerisima.com/noticias/inmigrantes/177444/migrantes-cruciales-para-la-vitalidad-economica

01/28/2015

Country: Nicaragua

 

Contra Punto

Los migrantes se hacen del comercio

http://www.contrapunto.com.sv/opinion/columnistas/los-migrantes-se-hacen-del-comercio

01/27/2015

 

South Coast Today

Immigrants fundamental to Main Street business, study shows

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/article/20150121/NEWS/150129772/101234

01/21/2015

 

Radio La Primerisima

Pequeñas empresas de inmigrantes se extienden por toda la Unión Americana

http://www.radiolaprimerisima.com/noticias/inmigrantes/177078/pequenas-empresas-de-inmigrantes-se-extienden-por-toda-la-union-americana

01/21/2015

Country: Nicaragua

 

Noticia

Los inmigrantes transforman y revitalizan las ciudades

http://lanoticia.com/Edicion%20875/opinion.htm

01/21/2015

 

NSSOAXACA.COM

Los nuevos dueños de la calle en Estados Unidos

http://nssoaxaca.com/internacional/18-america/110263-los-nuevos-duenos-de-la-calle-en-estados-unidos

01/20/2015

Country: Mexico

 

Radio La Primerisima

Pequeños negocios de inmigrantes se extienden por todo EEUU

http://www.radiolaprimerisima.com/noticias/inmigrantes/177036/pequenos-negocios-de-inmigrantes-se-extienden-por-todo-eeuu

01/20/2015

Country: Nicaragua

 

The Epoch Times

美移民企业家迅速增长 推动经济发展(US immigrant entrepreneurs to promote economic development in the rapidly growing)

http://www.epochtimes.com/gb/15/1/29/n4354619.htm%E7%BE%8E%E7%A7%BB%E6%B0%91%E4%BC%81%E4%B8%9A%E5%AE%B6%E8%BF%85%E9%80%9F%E5%A2%9E%E9%95%BF-%E6%8E%A8%E5%8A%A8%E7%BB%8F%E6%B5%8E%E5%8F%91%E5%B1%95.html

01/20/2015

 

Shukan NY Seikatsu

美移民企业家迅速增长 推动经济发展(US immigrant entrepreneurs to promote economic development)

http://www.nyseikatsu.com/editions/522/index.html

01/20/2015

 

SF Gate

Report: Many ways to help immigrant businesses

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Report-Many-ways-to-help-immigrant-businesses-6025131.php

01/19/2015

 

Dirigentes Digital

La inmigración, discreta fuerza emprendedora en Estados Unidos – Dirigentes Digital

http://www.dirigentesdigital.com/articulo/mercados/eeuu/218948/inmigracion/discreta/fuerza/emprendedora/estados/unidos.html

01/19/2015

Country: Spain

 

Nacional Online

Miles dominicanos EEUU alerta con envío doble citas

http://elnacional.com.do/miles-dominicanos-eeuu-alerta-con-envio-doble-citas/

01/16/2014

 

IT Business Net

Immigrants more likely than US born to own a small business

http://www.itbusinessnet.com/article/-Immigrants-more-likely-than-US-born-to-own-a-small-business-3703846

01/16/2015

 

Architecture Lab

3 cities where immigrants helped save Main Street – Architecture Lab

http://architecturelab.net/3-cities-where-immigrants-helped-save-main-street/

01/16/2015

Country: Lebanon

 

Corporate Media News

Immigrants more likely than US born to own a small business

http://corporatemedianews.digitalmedianet.com/article/-Immigrants-more-likely-than-US-born-to-own-a-small-business-3703846

01/16/2015

 

Sina News

移民占纽约人口37% 被指对城市经济发展影响积极 (37% of the population of New York City Economic Development alleged impact on immigrants accounted for positive)

http://news.sina.com.cn/o/2015-01-15/095831402417.shtml

01/15/2015

 

pressetext

Small Businesses: Ausländer möbeln US-Städte auf

http://www.pressetext.com/news/20150115003

01/15/2015

 

NC Policy Watch

Immigrant business-owners are essential to main street

http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2015/01/15/immigrant-business-owners-are-essential-to-main-street/

01/15/2015

 

Resources for Entrepreneurs

Immigrants Are Driving Main Street Business Growth

http://www.gaebler.com/News/Small-Business-Startup/Immigrants-Are-Driving-Main-Street-Business-Growth-900000793.htm

01/15/2015

 

The Progressive Pulse

Immigrant Business Owners Are Essential to Main Street

http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2015/01/15/immigrant-business-owners-are-essential-to-main-street/

01/15/2015

 

The Telegram, Worcester, MA

Immigrant Entrepreneurs Prospering on Main Street

http://www.telegram.com/article/20150215/NEWS/302159953/1237

02/15/2015

 

Radio La Primerisima

Inmigrantes controlan varios giros de negocios como gasolineras y tintorerías

http://www.radiolaprimerisima.com/noticias/inmigrantes/176792/inmigrantes-controlan-varios-giros-de-negocios-como-gasolineras-y-tintorerias

01/15/2015

 

Pregonero

Main Street prospera gracias a los inmigrantes

http://www.elpreg.org/Content/Noticias/Inmigracion/Article/Main-Street-prospera-gracias-a-los-inmigrantes/4/61/8860

01/15/2015

 

Radio La Primerisima

Estudio revela que Main Street prospera gracias a los migrantes

http://www.radiolaprimerisima.com/noticias/inmigrantes/176791/estudio-revela-que-main-street-prospera-gracias-a-los-migrantes

01/15/2015

 

The Weekly Standard

Immigration Advocates, Opponents – and Hypocrites

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/immigration-advocates-opponents-and-hypocrites_823893.html

Date: 01/17/2015

 

Televisa Mexico

Main Street prospera gracias a los migrantes: estudio

http://noticieros.televisa.com/us/estados-unidos/1501/main-street-prospera-gracias-migrantes-estudio/

01/14/2015

 

Yahoo! Noticias Argentina

Inmigrantes controlan varios giros de negocios en EUA: informe

https://ar.noticias.yahoo.com/inmigrantes-controlan-giros-negocios-eua-informe-164312918.html

01/14/2015

 

Main Street prospera gracias a los inmigrantes, según estudio

http://www.laprensasa.com/25_hispanos/2880451_main-street-prospera-gracias-a-los-inmigrantes-segun-estudio.html

01/14/2015

 

NewsHub

Report shines light on role of immigrant-owned small businesses

https://us.newshub.org/report-shines-light-role-immigrant-owned-small-businesses-9501648.html

01/14/2015

 

Planetizen

Three Cities Where New Immigrants Revitalized Main Street

http://www.planetizen.com/node/73273

01/14/2015

 

Alianza Metropolitan News

Main Street prospera gracias a los inmigrantes, según estudio

http://noticias.alianzanews.com/1829_usa-hispanos/2880452_main-street-prospera-gracias-a-los-inmigrantes-segun-estudio.html

01/14/2015

 

Guia Gratuita

Main Street prospera gracias a los inmigrantes, según estudio

http://www.laguiagratuita.com/1829_usa-hispanos/2880452_main-street-prospera-gracias-a-los-inmigrantes-segun-estudio.html

01/14/2015