Immigrant Enterprise Powers the Bay State

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THIS WEEK'S FEATURE: "Our View: Immigrant entrepreneurs move the economy," in South Coast Today (12/15/13)

Immigrant entrepreneurs have long been vital to Massachusetts’ success. From the high-tech firms of Cambridge to the neighborhood storefronts of Lowell, the entrepreneurial spirit of immigrants helps to revitalize neighborhoods, strengthen local economies and keep Massachusetts innovating.

Gov. Deval Patrick, for the third straight year, declared Massachusetts Immigrant Entrepreneurship Month (October 15 to November 15, 2013). The month was launched Tuesday, October 15, at Jewish Vocational Services in Boston, in an event that included the Governor, leaders from his administration and the nonprofit sector, and three immigrant entrepreneurs from Armenia, the Dominican Republic, and Kenya.

The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition and The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. congratulate Gov. Patrick for continuing to recognize the contributions of foreign-born innovators and business owners to the Commonwealth’s economic development.

Meet some of Massachusetts’ immigrant entrepreneurs and learn about their economic contributions. A variety of events will be taking place throughout Massachusetts Immigrant Entrepreneurship Month 2013 and beyond. Contact us to post your event or story here.