The Contributions of New Americans in Nevada

New American Economy
Date of Publication: 
August, 2016
Source Organization: 
New American Economy

The Contributions of New Americans in Nevada

New American Economy has produced 51 reports on the contributions of new Americans in each of the states and the District of Columbia including the impact of immigrant entrepreneurship on local economies and estimates of the number of jobs that might be created locally from an increase in the availability of employment-based immigrant visas. Nevada is home to nearly 550,000 foreign-born residents making up 19 percent of the state population. Despite their small share of the population, Nevada immigrants are 72 percent of maids and housekeeping cleaners, 58 percent of agricultural workers, and 52 percent of cooks. Immigrant-owned businesses generated $795.3 million in business income in 2014, and the state’s foreign-born households were able to contribute more than one in every five dollars paid by Nevada residents in state and local tax revenues. (Crystal Ye for The Immigrant Learning Center Public Education Institute)

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New American Economy. (2016). The Contributions of New Americans in Nevada. New American Economy. Washington: DC. Available at: