Global Louisville: A Demographic and Economic Snapshot of the Foreign-Born
A new report from New American Economy reveals that immigrants in the Louisville metro area paid $430 million in taxes in 2016, including $282 million in federal taxes and $148 million in state and local taxes. The report, Global Louisville: A Demographic and Economic Snapshot of the Foreign-Born, was released in partnership with the Louisville Mayor’s Office for Globalization and Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI).
In addition to their financial contributions, the report shows the role the foreign-born community in Louisville is playing in driving population growth and contributing to the local labor force. Nearly a fifth of total population growth in Louisville from 2010 to 2016 is attributable to immigrants. And though they are 4.9 percent of the metro area’s population, immigrants are 8.3 percent of the metro area’s STEM workers and 7.1 percent of business owners.
New American Economy. (2018). Global Louisville: A Demographic and Economic Snapshot of the Foreign-Born. Retrieved from https://www.newamericaneconomy.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Louisville_Brief.pdf