Immigrant Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners and their Access to Financial Capital
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The importance of immigrant entrepreneurs to the U.S. economy has been very well documented in Advocacy studies and elsewhere in the economic literature. They contribute greatly to the economy, have high business formation rates, and create successful businesses that hire employees and export goods and services. Lacking, however, was a thorough look at the financial picture that would complement what we know of them. This study, using data from the 2007 U.S. Survey of Business Owners, attempts to complete the picture on immigrant entrepreneurship and addresses questions such as the following: What hurdles do they face accessing capital? How do they use capital?