UK: Migrant Entrepeneurs: Building Our Businesses, Creating Our Jobs
[31/03/2014] [Vereinigtes Königreich] [Bericht] [Englisch]
Beitrag von : Country Coordinator United Kingdom
Autoren : Centre for Entrepeneurs and DueDil
This report presents a comprehensive, nationwide analysis of the scale of migrant entrepreneurs in the UK: the first of its kind ever undertaken.
We find that Britain is a melting-pot for young, productive, entrepreneurial migrants from across the world. Nearly half a million people from 155 countries have settled in Britain and launched businesses.
Their impact is extensive. We find that they are behind one in seven of all UK companies. Their entrepreneurial activity is near double that of UK-born individuals. They are on average, eight years younger than the typical UK-born entrepreneur and, among a number of nationalities, a greater proportion of migrant women start companies than among the UK population.
The evidence, as well as the context for the future debate about immigration, is clear. Britain relies heavily on entrepreneurial migrants to launch businesses, create jobs and grow the economy. The top sectors in which migrant entrepreneurs work are construction and real estate, so these individuals are, literally, rebuilding Britain. In vital sectors such as consumer goods, IT and manufacturing, we also rely on the skills and productivity of entrepreneurial migrants.
Source : Creating Our Jobs