Tuesday, September 11, 2012
In Latino Immigrant Entrepreneurs: How to Capitalize on Their Economic Potential, Alexandra Starr, Emerson Fellow, New America Foundation, concludes that Latino immigrant entrepreneurs are making important yet largely overlooked contributions to the U.S. economy. With expanding Latino markets at home and abroad, their economic impact is set to grow. But roadblocks stand in the way. Policy changes--including visa reform, improving access to credit, and a more ambitious trade agenda with Latin American countries--would help the United States unlock the full potential of its Latino immigrant entrepreneurs.
Starr also has an op/ed in the Wall Street Journal advocating more visas to encourage immigrant entrepreneurs.