While immigration is often subject to contentious political debate, there is little debate about the economic contributions of immigrant entrepreneurs. Immigrants are twice as likely to become entrepreneurs as native-born Americans. Immigrant entrepreneurs have begun and lead some of the world's most successful and innovative companies. The risk-taking that defines an immigrant's experience in starting anew in a new country often continues to benefit immigrant entrepreneurs as they channel a healthy appetite for risk in a way that leads to new business ideas.
The Kauffman Foundation has long championed immigrant entrepreneurs and their positive impact on the American economy. In addition, the Kauffman Foundation has outlined policies that can help to continue and bolster immigrant entrepreneurship.
In this volume, we have assembled an assorted of Kauffman's work on immigration entrepreneurship. The compilation that follows highlights a range of Kauffman resources that discuss the contributions of immigrant entrepreneurs and the policy ideas that could further those contributions.
For additional information on immigrant-related research beyond this compilation:
What the Changing Nature of Work Means for Entrepreneurship
Kauffman Compilation: Research on Gender and Entrepreneurship