New Americans in Long Beach
A new report by New American Economy (NAE), in partnership with the Long Beach Office of Equity, finds that immigrants in the Cities of Long Beach and Signal Hill earned $3.4 billion in annual income in 2016 and paid more than $833 million in federal taxes and $280 million in state and local taxes.
In addition to their financial contributions, the new report, New Americans in Long Beach, outlines the critical role immigrants play in the Long beach labor force, as drivers of population growth, and as entrepreneurs. Immigrants, more than a quarter of the total population, represent an outsized 32 percent of the employed labor force, and nearly 36 percent of all entrepreneurs.
New American Economy. (2018). New Americans in Long Beach. Retrieved from http://www.newamericaneconomy.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/G4G_LongBeach.pdf