Meet The Real Job Creators

Candidate Paul Ryan said during the October 11, 2012 Vice Presidential debate (ostensibly in reference to job downsizer Mitt Romney): “Wouldn’t it be nice to have a job creator in the White House?”

Apparently there is widespread misunderstanding about who the real job creators are. Research sheds light on who are the actual job creators in America. It isn’t the wealthy. Research shows:

  • Immigrants are key to startup formation and job creation.
  • America’s immigration policies are damaging to innovation

A report, Immigrant Founders and Key Personnel in America’s 50 Top Venture-Funded Companies, by the  National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP), a non-profit research group based in Arlington, Virginia shows that immigrant entrepreneurs have founded nearly half of America’s top venture-backed companies. Silicon Valley, for instance, is filled with start-ups founded by immigrants.

The research analyzed a list of 50 of America’s top private venture-funded…

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