Latino immigrants are an increasing share of new U.S. entrepreneurs

ImpactAlpha Editor

Dennis Price

ImpactAlpha, February 24 – Non-native business founders made up about 30% of all new entrepreneurs in 2017, according to Kauffman Foundation’s latest Indicators of Early-Stage Entrepreneurship, more than double their representation in 1996. Immigrants are now nearly twice as likely to start businesses as native-born Americans. “This rising rate of new entrepreneurs and the growing immigrant population have contributed to an increasing immigrant share of new entrepreneurs,” said the Kauffman report.