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Institute Insights: Immigrant Entrepreneurs: An American Success Story

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A growing body of rigorous academic literature empirically demonstrates that high-skilled immigrants provide a range of long-lasting and material benefits to the U.S. economy through entrepreneurship and innovation. Recent research has quantified the impact of foreign-born founders on key economic indicators such as firm creation, job creation and overall business innovation. Likewise, a growing body of literature documents how skilled immigrants have more broadly facilitated technological innovation. Kenan Institute Executive Director Greg Brown discusses the findings of he and his colleagues in this Institute Insights.

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