4 things you should know about immigrants in Tulsa
From the “New Americans in Tulsa” report released Nov. 29, 2017, by New American Economy, the City of Tulsa and the Tulsa Regional Chamber
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You've heard the hand-wringing and the divisive rhetoric on the news. But what impact do immigrants have on the economy locally? These numbers might just surprise you.
7% of Tulsa metro residents are immigrants.
Immigrants accounted for 28% of overall population growth in the Tulsa metro area from 2010 to 2015, and contributed nearly $4 billion to the Tulsa metro gross domestic product in 2015.
The 4,047 immigrant entrepreneurs in the Tulsa area generated $55 million in business income in 2015.
The foreign-born population paid $135 million in state and local taxes and $252 million in federal taxes, and held just over $1 billion in spending power.