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

Baltimore-Towson, MD

Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

Oklahoma City, OK

Riverside-Sand Bernardino-Ontario, CA

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

Orlando-Kissimmee, FL

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

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