New Americans in Dallas

New American Economy
Date of Publication: 
February, 2018
Source Organization: 
New American Economy

Immigrant households earned nearly $8 billion in 2016 and contributed $2.5 billion to local, state, and federal taxes in 2016, according to a new research brief released by New American Economy in partnership with the City of Dallas.

In addition to their financial contributions, New Americans in Dallas shows the critical role the foreign-born population plays in the Dallas workforce. Immigrants make up a significant portion of several of the area’s most important industries, including science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), manufacturing and construction. Immigrants also account for nearly one-third of all entrepreneurs in the city. The more than 20,000 immigrant entrepreneurs in Dallas generated close to $496 million in business income in 2016.

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