New Americans in Ada County

New American Economy
Date of Publication: 
June, 2018
Source Organization: 
New American Economy

A new report by New American Economy Immigrant shows that households in Ada County, ID contributed $1.8 billion to the county’s GDP in 2016. The report, New Americans in Ada County, was prepared in partnership with the City of Boise, the Boise Metro Chamber, Global Talent Idaho, and the Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Foreign-born residents in Ada County also earned over $638 million and contributed $109 million to federal taxes and $49.6 million to state and local taxes that same year. Ada County is home to Boise, the capital of Idaho and the largest city in the state.

In addition to their financial contributions, the report shows the foreign-born population’s role as contributors to the workforce in Ada County. Although the foreign-born made up 6.3 percent of the county’s overall population in 2016, they represented 7.5 percent of its working-age population, 7.1 percent of its employed labor force, and 12.4 percent of its STEM workers.

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