New Report Shows Surge in Rate of Hispanic Entrepreneurship

The Partnership for a New American Economy and the Latino Donors Collaborative today released a new report showing how the number of Hispanic entrepreneurs in America has grown exponentially over the past two decades, powering the economy during the recent recession. Hispanic immigrants in particular are now more likely to be entrepreneurs than the average member of the U.S. population overall.

“I am so proud of the Latino community and especially entrepreneurs who are creating new businesses and adding additional jobs in our communities,” Tony Yapias, director of Proyecto Latino de Utah and small business owner. “Entrepreneurs are a key driver of our economy. Latinos by nature are true entrepreneurs and given an opportunity for immigration reform they would do a lot more for this country and economy.” READ MORE

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