The Contributions of New Americans in Mississippi

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New American Economy
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 Aug

The Contributions of New Americans in Mississippi

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. Mississippi is home to more than 63,000 foreign-born residents making up 2 percent of the state population. Despite their very small share of the population, Mississippi immigrants are 14 percent of postsecondary teachers, 13 percent of sewing machine operators, and 12 percent of carpenters. Immigrant-owned businesses generated $81.6 million in business income in 2014, and the state’s foreign-born households were able to contribute more than one in every $45 paid by Mississippi residents in state and local tax revenues. (Crystal Ye for The Immigrant Learning Center Public Education Institute)


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