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
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.