Forty-eight percent of New York City business owners are immigrants, according to a 2011 study published by the Fiscal Policy Institute. Read more about their findings and learn what percentage of dry cleaning, taxi service, grocery store, and child day care owners are immigrant-owned.
By giving $150,000 in grants to 27 groups who applied for funding, Gov. Andrew Cuomo seeks to harness New York’s resources and help immigrants who contribute to the vibrancy of the state economy. The goal to help 100,000 immigrant New Yorkers become stronger civic participants over the next three years – through English language training, legal advice and business strengthening services. Read more about Governor Cuomo’s opportunity center plan at Gotham Gazette.