Most Main Street Growth Due To Immigrant-Owned Businesses

January 14, 2015. A report on our Immigrant Main Street business owners report from NBC Latino:

There’s a very good chance that the new deli, dry cleaner or nail salon that opened in your neighborhood shopping district is owned by an immigrant.

Between 2000 and 2013, immigrants accounted for all net Main Street business growth nationally and in 31 of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the country, according to a new study released Wednesday by the Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA) and the Fiscal Policy Institute.