March 30, 2017. In an article highlighting Philadelphia’s first Immigrant Business Week, which intends to celebrate and promote the contributions of immigrant entrepreneurs, FPI’s report, Bringing  Vitality to Main Street, was quoted.

“Immigrant businesses contribute significantly to our country’s economy, especially to the city. They pay taxes, purchase properties help sustain our city’s financial stability.”

Kenney said a new report confirms his assessment.

“According to a report by the fiscal policy institute 96 percent of the growth of  our city’s main street small businesses between 2000 and 2013 was as a result of immigrants.”

Here is the link to News Works.