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Entrepreneurship - COVID-19

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Key Facts Entrepreneurship - COVID-19

Immigrants are job creators

In Northern Virginia, immigrant entrepreneurs – those who work for their own businesses, incorporated or not – are making their mark locally.

Workers in non-essential industries have been severely affected by the economic fallout of the coronavirus outbreak, especially those who cannot work remotely or whose businesses depend normally on face-to-face interaction. 

2014 to 2018 Period

Key Facts:

  • More than half of all personal service entrepreneurs in Northern Virginia are foreign born.  ​

  • Between one-quarter and one-half of all entrepreneurs in the non-essential industries of retail trade, healthcare and social services, educational services, professional services, and manufacturing are foreign born.

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