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Immigrant-owned small business boosts Chicago's economy

by Brina Monterroza
Feb 07, 2013


Immigrants are twice as likely to start businesses in the U.S. than American citizens. In Chicago, they are 30 percent more likely to open up a small business. Adela, owner of La Esperanza Mexican restaurant in Pilsen, explains why she migrated from Mexico and decided to open her own restaurant in Chicago.