“By 2014, Connecticut was home to almost half a million people who were born abroad. New Americans in Connecticut serve as everything from software developers to metalworkers, making them critical contributors to the state’s economic success overall.”  A study by the Partnership for a New American Economy reported in August 2016.  In 2014, Immigrants made up 21.3 percent of all entrepreneurs in Connecticut while only making up 13.7 percent of the state’s population.  In addition their firms generated $1.1 billion in business income, and Connecticut immigrants held $13.8 billion in spending power.

Read more interesting statistics about how immigrants make a critical impact on our state’s economy here, and read the entire report here.

 

Immigration Is Key to Connecticut’s Economic Strength, Report Shows — CT by the Numbers