The Contributions of New Americans in Utah
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. Utah is home to more than 250,000 foreign-born residents making up 9 percent of the state population. Despite their small share of the population, Utah immigrants are 46 percent of maids and housekeeping cleaners, 42 percent of carpenters, and 39 percent of agricultural workers. Immigrant-owned businesses generated $248.1 million in business income in 2014, and the state’s foreign-born households were able to contribute more than one in every $13 paid by Utah 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 Utah. New American Economy. Washington: DC. Available at: http://www.renewoureconomy.org/reports/