According to studies conducted by the Fiscal Policy Institute (Fiscal Policy Institute — FPI), the share of immigrants in US small business is gradually increasing. To date, people from other countries own about 18% small companies.
Immigrants reportedly owned 12% small businesses in 1990 (in the FPI report, this criterion includes all companies with fewer than 100 employees). At the same time, over the past years, the number of small enterprises in the country has increased by 58% (there are about 5 million of them today). Thus, almost a third of new companies were created by immigrants. Most of them relate to the hospitality and entertainment industries. There are also many taxis, gas stations and dry cleaners.
At the same time, it is noted that immigrants from the Mediterranean are the most active, especially the Greeks, who own 16% from all companies created by foreigners. The Mexicans show the least initiative - they own only 1%.