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Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Past and Present

“If no one wants to hire, hire yourself.”

Explaining Chinese Restaurants, Korean Dry Cleaning, and Indian Motels

A recent report from the National Bureau of Economic Research attempts to explain the phenomenon of the concentration of certain ethnicities in certain industries.

The narrow chance immigrant entrepreneurs have at breaking through

Immigrant entrepreneurs embody the essence of the American Dream—the idea that it’s possible for anyone to succeed, regardless of where they come from. Yet for the majority of immigrant entrepreneurs, it’s difficult to get a visa, obtain funding, and enter the elite networks that make successful ventures work.