Supporting immigrant entrepreneurs

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Wed, 12/22/2004 - 22:12.

Here's another idea for our region to consider: A pilot program to promote immigrant entrepreneurs. A recent article from Inc magazine outlines SmartStart in Maine. The initiative targets the development of micro-enterprises.

The results are impressive: According to the article, "349 refugees and immigrants from 43 nations have been through StartSmart's classes or coaching. Thirty percent of them have started businesses, and 70% of those start-ups are still in operation."

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