The Contributions of New Americans in Kansas
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. Kansas is home to more than 204,000 foreign-born residents making up 7 percent of the state population. Despite their small share of the population, Kansas immigrants are 34 percent of painters, construction and maintenance workers; 28 percent of software developers; and 26 percent of physicians and surgeons. Immigrant-owned businesses generated $132.9 million in business income in 2014, and the state’s foreign-born households were able to contribute more than one in every $15 paid by Kansas 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 Kansas. New American Economy. Washington: DC. Available at: http://www.renewoureconomy.org/reports/