The Contributions of New Americans in Florida

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New American Economy
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 Aug

The Contributions of New Americans in Florida

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. Florida is home to almost 4 million foreign-born residents making up 20 percent of the state population. Florida immigrants are 72 percent of personal appearance workers; 71 percent of agricultural workers; and 43 percent of nursing, psychiatric and home health aides. Immigrant-owned businesses generated $5.2 billion in business income in 2014, and the state’s foreign-born households were able to contribute more than one in every five dollars paid by Florida residents in state and local tax revenues. (Crystal Ye for The Immigrant Learning Center Public Education Institute)


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