Immigrant Entrepreneurship in America: Evidence from the Survey of Business Owners 2007 & 2012

How do businesses created by immigrants differ from those of natives? This study using the 2007 and 2012 Survey of Business Owners records finds that while immigrant-owned businesses have a modestly different industry composition than native-owned businesses, there are ten-fold differences across states in terms of the share of businesses owned by immigrants.

HBS Working Knowledge