The Contributions of New Americans in Virginia
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. Virginia is home to more than one million foreign-born residents making up 12 percent of the state population. Despite their small share of the population, Virginia immigrants are 45 percent of maids and housekeeping cleaners, 32 percent of software developers, and 28 percent of physicians and surgeons. Immigrant-owned businesses generated $1.8 billion in business income in 2014, and the state’s foreign-born households were able to contribute more than one in every eight dollars paid by Virginia 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 Virginia. New American Economy. Washington: DC. Available at: http://www.renewoureconomy.org/reports/