A project of the Partnership for a New American Economy

The Pew Hispanic Survey found that almost 2 million foreign born residents were living in the state in 2011, a number that grew by more than 25 percent between 2000 and 2011. These foreign born residents play a major role boosting the state’s economy: despite making up 21 percent of the state’s population, New Jersey’s immigrants make up 29 percent of its business owners.

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