immigrant owned businesses statistics

Immigrant-Owned Business Statistics

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Immigrant vs Non-Immigrant Business ComparisonImmigrantNon-Immigrant
Entrepreneurship rate0.7 %0.28 %
Average company sales$433,592$608,703
Percent currently hiring employees27.9 %26.3 %
Average number of employees811.9
Average payroll$252,758$428,546
Percent that export goods to other countries7.1 %4.4 %
Immigrant Business StatisticsData
Number of small-business immigrant owners900,000
Percent of businesses owned by immigrants18 %
Percent of immigrant-owned businesses that began with $50,000 or more in startup capital22 %
Percent of immigrants that start a business each month0.62 %
Percent of immigrant technology founders with graduate or postgraduate degrees74 %
Percent of Silicon Valley companies founded since 2006 with foreign born founders43.9 %
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Percent of Main Street Businesses Owned by ImmigrantsPercent
Gasoline stations61 %
Dry cleaning and laundry services58 %
Grocery stores53 %
Nail salons and other personal care45 %
Beer wine and liquor stores43 %
Restaurants and other food services38 %
Specialty food stores35 %
Car Washes22 %
Beauty Salons21 %
Drinking places, alcoholic beverages9 %
Birthplace of Engineering and Technology Immigrant FoundersPercent
India31 %
China7.5 %
United Kingdom6 %
Canada4 %
Germany3.5 %
Israel2.5 %
Russia2 %
Korea1.9 %
Australia1.5 %
Netherlands1.3 %
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: Wall Street Journal, Small Business Administration,
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: May 23, 2017

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