This week Forbes Magazine put together a list of the top 52 metro areas for minority businesses, highlighting a few interesting facts:
In 2010 immigrants accounted for nearly 30% of new business owners, versus 13% in 1996, according to the Kauffman Foundation.
In Atlanta, where half the residents are African American, a host of Hispanic and Asian entrepreneurs have set up shop over the last decade. Atlanta now boasts the second-highest percentage of self-employed minorities among the top 52 metropolitan areas with populations greater than 1 million.
Leads us to ponder, what would happen to all these thriving immigrant-owned businesses if the anti-immigration policies currently and loudly being pushed for end up as law?
Here’s the the top 10 on the list. See the other 42 here.
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
Oklahoma City, OK
Riverside-Sand Bernardino-Ontario, CA