A new study shows that immigrants founded half of the top US start-up companies, further busting the myth that immigration is bad for the US economy. From this TD Waterhouse article:
Of the 50 top venture-backed companies, 23 had at least one immigrant founder, the study found. In addition, 37 of the 50 companies employed at least one immigrant in a key management position such as chief technology officer.
…and the immigrant-founded companies created an average of 150 jobs.
Do you work for a company started by an immigrant? If so, let us hear from you in the comments.
(H/T to Paul Hsieh for linking me to the article.)