The Contributions of New Americans in Colorado
New American Economy has produced 51 reports on the contributions of new Americans in each of the states and the District of Columbia including the impact of immigrant entrepreneurship on local economies and estimates of the number of jobs that might be created locally from an increase in the availability of employment-based immigrant visas. Colorado is home to more than half a million foreign-born residents making up 10 percent of the state population. Despite their small share of the population, Colorado immigrants are 52 percent of maids and housekeeping cleaners, 32 percent of agricultural workers, and 26 percent of construction laborers. Immigrant-owned businesses generated $566.4 million in business income in 2014, and the state’s foreign-born households were able to contribute more than one in every $12 paid by Colorado residents in state and local tax revenues. (Crystal Ye for The Immigrant Learning Center Public Education Institute)
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New American Economy. (2016). The Contributions of New Americans in Colorado. New American Economy. Washington: DC. Available at: http://www.renewoureconomy.org/reports/