8/25: The Economic Benefits of Immigration to South Carolina (and other states)
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For Immediate Release
NEW AMERICANS IN THE PALMETTO STATE:
Immigrants, Latinos, and Asians are an Economic Powerhouse in South CarolinaAugust 25, 2009Washington D.C. - The Immigration Policy Center has compiled research which shows that immigrants, Latinos, and Asians are an integral part of South Carolina's economy and tax base and are a growing share of voters in the state. As workers, taxpayers, consumers, and entrepreneurs, immigrants and their children are an economic powerhouse. As voters, they are a growing political force. As South Carolina works towards economic recovery, immigrants and their children will continue to play a key role in shaping and growing the economic and political landscape of the Palmetto State.
There is no denying the contributions immigrants, Latinos, and Asians make and the important role they play in South Carolina's political and economic future. For more data on the contributions of immigrants, Latinos, and Asians to the Palmetto State's economy, view the IPC fact sheet in its entirety.
- Immigrants make up about 4.3% of South
Carolina's total population, and more than a third of
them are naturalized citizens who are eligible to
- The purchasing power of South Carolina's Latinos and
Asians totaled $5.2 billion in
- Businesses owned by Asians and Latinos had sales
and receipts of $2.8 billion and employed more than
20,000 people in 2002 (the last year for which data is
- If all unauthorized immigrants were removed from South Carolina, the state would lose $1.8 billion in expenditures, $782 million in economic output, and about 12,000 jobs.
Read more about immigrant contributions in other states:
- New Americans in the Palmetto State (South Carolina)
- New Americans in the Centennial State (Colorado)
- New Americans in the Keystone State (Pennsylvania)
- New Americans in the Buckeye State (Ohio)
- New Americans in the Great Lakes State (Michigan)
- New Americans in the Old Dominion State (Virginia)
- New Americans in the Tar Heel State (North Carolina)
- New Americans in the Sunshine State (Florida)
- New Americans in the Empire State (New York)
- New Americans in the Silver State (Nevada)
- New Americans in the Golden State (California)
- New Americans in the Prairie State (Illinois)
- New Americans in
the United States
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- Immigrants make up about 4.3% of South Carolina's total population, and more than a third of them are naturalized citizens who are eligible to vote.