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Immigrants in Minnesota are an undeniable benefit to the state’s economy. In the long term, immigrants hold down critical jobs...
Foreign-born workers are unemployed at lower rates the longer they are in the country and more foreign-born workers end up...
The Minnesota Chamber Foundation released a report on Tuesday, March 23 titled, “The Economic Contributions of Immigrants in Minnesota.” This report highlights their contributions as consumers, human capital, taxpayers and a link to the world economy, through entrepreneurship, by region and as talent in key industries.
Minnesota’s demographics are shifting and the population is quickly aging.2 According to the State Demographer, deaths will outnumber births by the early 2040s.3 For Minnesota to experience meaningful population growth in the future, it will need to come from migration to the state.
Foreign-born workers are unemployed at lower rates the longer they are in the country and more foreign-born workers end up working for themselves over time
Minnesota has a diverse economy with specialization in numerous industries. Using location quotients, which identify specialization in an area, a few types of industries stand out as integral to the Minnesota economy.
Immigrants are more geographically concentrated than native-born citizens, no matter what geographical unit is used. To facilitate further analysis of immigrants in Minnesota, this report divides the state into six regions: Central, Twin Cities metro, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast and Southwest.