Date Added: Oct 2009
The USA is the great melting pot of people from many cultures - and it is that melting pot factor that helps drive the innovation taking place today. Immigrants have helped drive the innovation in the United States historically - and continue to contribute. Example: the founders of Google and Intel came to the United States from other countries. The immigrant entrepreneurial activity rate increased sharply from 0.37 percent in 2006 to 0.46 percent in 2007. In previous years, immigrants were more likely to start businesses than were the native-born; they are now substantially more likely to start businesses.