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Immigrants Make the Economy More Vibrant and Promote Job Growth

Updated: Aug 15, 2023

Immigrants play an important role in the economy, bringing dynamism and opportunity to the country. Whether they seek better living conditions, pursue career advancement, or flee an unstable political and economic environment, immigrants inject fresh blood into destination countries, driving economic growth and job opportunities.


First, immigration brings an increase in labor resources. Immigrants often have a wide range of skills and experience in a variety of fields. They fill gaps in the labor market and provide a diverse set of skills and human resources. This increase in labor resources promotes industrial development and gives businesses more choice and flexibility. Immigrants continue to make a significant contribution to the growth of the U.S. economy in 2021. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 6.4 percent in the first quarter of 2021, a growth that was aided by a recovery in various sectors in which the contribution of the immigrant workforce played a positive role.


Secondly, immigrants play an invaluable role in entrepreneurship and business innovation. Many immigrants are entrepreneurial and adventurous and willing to take risks to explore new business opportunities and markets. They bring new business ideas, innovative technologies and market opportunities, which drive the emergence of new industries and the upgrading of existing ones. Immigrant entrepreneurship not only creates jobs, but also contributes to the vitality and competitiveness of the entire economy. Despite the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on entrepreneurial activity, immigrants will remain a significant force in U.S. entrepreneurial activity in 2021. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), small businesses started by immigrants played a significant role in employment and economic growth in the first quarter of 2021. Not only that, but immigrants will continue to play a significant role in 2021, despite the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on the job market as well. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, immi


grants will account for approximately 28.6 million jobs in 2021, or about 17 percent of the total U.S. workforce. Innovation and entrepreneurial activity among immigrants remains very active in the high-tech sector. According to the research firm, immigrants continue to play a significant role in U.S. technology companies in 2021, with many immigrant entrepreneurs driving innovation and job growth in high-tech industries.


In addition, the spending power of immigrants also contributes positively to economic growth. Immigrants not only have demand for basic living consumption, but also create demand in housing, education, healthcare and other services. Their consumer spending drives various industries, providing a broader market for growth, which in turn stimulates job growth.


The multiculturalism that immigrants bring with them also has a positive impact on the economy. Multiculturalism fosters the exchange of creativity and innovation, and the clash of different minds and perspectives. This cultural diversity sparks creativity and innovation, driving technological advances and the development of new products. In the long run, this is essential for economic growth and competitiveness.


In conclusion, immigrants energize economic growth, drive entrepreneurial activity, create jobs, and increase innovation. Therefore, supporting and promoting immigrant entrepreneurship and employment will further contribute to economic growth and prosperity.




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