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TOP 10 STATES TO START A BUSINESS IN THE USA

People who live in the USA, whether American citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents, have the opportunity to open their own business. In fact, many of the world’s largest companies have been started by immigrants living in America. Entrepreneurs often face a variety of challenges when they launch a new business, however, there are some states where the conditions are more conducive to success. For example, a new study published in July 2019 ranked all 50 states according to 26 factors that are considered favorable for entrepreneurs and scored each state on a scale of 0-100. Texas was ranked the best state to live in the USA for entrepreneurs in 2019. The other top 10 states for startups according to the assessment are: #2 Utah, #3 Georgia, #4 North Dakota, #5 Oklahoma, #6 Florida, #7 Arizona, #8 California, #9 Montana, and #10 Colorado. To read more, click here!

HABITS & VALUES OF IMMIGRANTS PROMOTE SUCCESS

Each wave of immigration to the United States has brought with it newcomers who possess the strong desire to create a better life. Their determination to succeed and hard work in America have brought great benefits to both the immigrants and their new country which they have helped to build. Much of the success enjoyed by immigrants living in America can be attributed to their habits and values, which have allowed many of them to become prosperous entrepreneurs without getting deep into debt. Between 1996 and 2016, immigrants living in the US started businesses at a higher rate than individuals born in the United States. Statistics also reveal that immigrants or the children of immigrants started 40% of all Fortune 500 companies in America. A common habit that many immigrant entrepreneurs share is a reluctance to take out large loans in order to start their own business. Instead, they work hard, save their money, and then launch a small business that grows and prospers, due in large part to the habits and values they brought with them to America. To read the full article, click here!

IMMIGRANT BECOMES AMERICAN CITIZEN AT AGE 103

An immigrant living in the US state of Florida received her American citizenship in a special ceremony held in Miami on June 14, 2019. This was an extra special occasion for this immigrant from Haiti, since she was able to become an American citizen during the Flag Day national holiday and because she is 103-years-old! After living in the USA with a Permanent Resident Green Card for more than 15 years, she decided it was time to take the next step and become a US citizen. Her family and friends who attended the naturalization ceremony said they were overjoyed about this accomplishment. This is a reminder to immigrants of all ages that a person is never too old to experience the American Dream! To read more, click here!

IMMIGRANT WOMEN WHO MADE MILLIONS IN AMERICA

America is known as a land of opportunity, where an immigrant can arrive with few resources and go “from rags to riches” through determination and hard work. According to Forbes, many of the most successful women living in the USA are immigrants who made millions after moving to America. One woman from Barbados immigrated to the United States and launched a successful music and fashion career, which has earned her a net worth of $600 million. Another woman relocated to the US from Romania and initially worked at a beauty salon, but quit that job three years later to open her own company. Today, her cosmetics firm is worth more than $3 billion and this immigrant entrepreneur has a net worth of $1.2 billion. After a South Korean couple immigrated to the United States, the wife found employment as a hairdresser, while her husband worked at three different jobs. They managed to save up $11,000 to open a small clothing store and now have a thriving business with more than 815 stores and a yearly revenue of $3.5 billion. The wife’s net worth is estimated at $1.5 billion. Forbes reports that several of the richest women living in the USA are immigrants from countries such as Barbados, Canada, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Morocco, Myanmar, Romania, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. To read the full article, click here!

MORE PEOPLE LIVING IN AMERICA SHOW GENEROSITY

The United States is one of the most generous countries on Earth, not only in terms of the billions of dollars in humanitarian aid provided annually by the US government to help people around the world, but also as measured by the generosity of millions of individual Americans. In fact, a report released in June 2019 reveals that there has been a significant increase in the generosity expressed by individuals living in the USA during the past year. A US Census Bureau survey of approximately 100,000 adults living in the USA found that 30.3% of adults living in America volunteered their time at least once in a 12 month period to help others, which was a 6% increase compared with one year earlier. It was also reported that 77.4 million people living in the USA volunteered 6.9 billion hours worth about $167 billion USD in 2017. People living in the US state of Utah had the highest percentage of volunteers, women volunteered at slightly higher rates than men, and “Generation X” was the biggest age group for volunteers. Some of the top volunteer activities in the USA include fundraising, collecting and distributing food and clothing, mentoring youth, and tutoring. To read more, click here!

RESEARCH CENTER PUBLISHES US IMMIGRATION FACTS

On June 3, 2019, the US-based Pew Research Center published a report that examines immigrants living in the USA. The research and charts in the report show data about US immigration over different periods of time. One of the interactive graphs displays the rates of immigration to the United States, from the 2.2 million foreign-born residents in 1850 to the 44.4 million immigrants living in the US in 2017. The report reveals that in 2017, 72.2% of immigrants had been living in the USA for at least 10 years, while 27.8% had been in the United States less than a decade. In 2017, 13.7% of the US population was foreign-born and an additional 12.0% were born in the USA with at least one immigrant parent. Facts about educational attainment showed that 17.8% of immigrant have a Bachelor’s Degree, while another 13.4% possess a graduate degree (2017). Where immigrants are arriving from, the various age ranges, top languages spoken, and other facts are also provided in the report. To read the full article, click here!

BEST CITIES TO LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES FOR 2019

When you immigrate to the United States, you will need to find a place to stay, but deciding on the best city for you and your family to live in the USA can be a challenge. US News & World Report evaluated cities all across America based on different indexes which included the job market, housing affordability, quality of life, desirability, and net migration. The 125 best cities to live in America during 2019 include each city’s overall ranking and information about the population (including the average age), unemployment rate, average yearly salary, median home price, median rent per month, average temperatures, average rainfall each year, and the average worker commute time. To read the full article, click here!

MANY OF THE WORLD’S TOP UNIVERSITIES ARE IN THE USA

Institutions of higher education in the United States are rated among the very best in the world, according to global university rankings. People who live in the USA (whether they are American citizens, US permanent residents, or international students) have the opportunity to receive a world-class higher education, which can open the door to excellent career options. According to the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the United States has seven of the top 10 best universities in the world. Furthermore, 17 of the world’s 25 highest rated universities for 2019 are located in the USA, along with 24 of the top 50, and 40 of the 100 best institutions of higher education. To read more, click here!

POPULAR PLACES FOR US EMPLOYMENT DURING 2019

With 7.6 million vacant jobs in the USA available for workers in 2019, now is a great time to be seeking employment in the United States. Whether you are currently working in America or considering future US job opportunities, you may find this recent ranking of the top employers in the United States for 2019 helpful. Some of the most attractive places to work in the USA for 2019 according to US job seekers are in the technology, accounting, communications, entertainment, and banking business sectors. To read the full article, click here!

THE HEALTHIEST PLACES TO LIVE IN AMERICA

US News & World Report has released its 2019 ranking of the healthiest places to live in the USA, which used 81 factors to measure health and wellness in communities across America. More than 3,000 counties throughout the United States were assessed according to healthiness factors such as: health of the population, equity, economy, education, environment, food and nutrition, housing, public safety, infrastructure, and community vitality. The report says that the five healthiest places to live in America for 2019 are: #1 Douglas County, Colorado; #2 Los Alamos County, New Mexico; #3 Falls Church City, Virginia; #4 Loudoun County, Virginia; and #5 Broomfield County, Colorado. To read the full article, click here!

MORE THAN 304,000 US JOBS FILLED IN JANUARY 2019

The Labor Department reported that the American economy achieved an impressive milestone in January 2019 by producing new jobs in the USA for 100 consecutive months, including the 304,000 US jobs filled during the first month of the New Year! Additionally, Department of Labor data revealed that the rate of unemployment in January 2019 was only 4 percent in the United States. The shortage of people available to work in America helped to boost the average private sector hourly wage by 3.2 percent during the previous 12 months to $27.56 an hour. To read the full article, click here!

US JOBS WITH THE HIGHEST SALARIES

Immigrants planning on living and working in the USA may want to review the ranking of the highest paying jobs in America which was released by US News and World Report in January 2019. There is an overall rating for each of the US jobs listed plus a score for factors such as work-life balance, future growth projected, US job market, stress level, and median salary. Information is also provided regarding the number of jobs in the USA for each occupation, rate of US employment for each profession, and other details. Many of the highest paying jobs in America for 2019 are in the healthcare field and technology sector, but there are also top-paying US jobs in business, engineering and a range of other professions. To read the full article, click here!

ADDITIONAL 2.6 MILLION PEOPLE WORKING IN AMERICA

An additional 2.6 million Americans were working in the USA throughout 2018, according to the US Labor Department’s end-of-the-year report published on January 4, 2019. The economy produced an average of 223,000 jobs in the USA each month during 2018 and the unemployment rate plunged to 3.7 percent in September 2018 which was the lowest level since men were walking on the Moon in 1969! To read the full article, click here!

NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGES IN THE USA RISING RAPIDLY

Do you know what the fastest-growing non-English language is in the United States today? According to US Census data for 2010-2017 analyzed by the Center for Immigration Studies, Telugu has the most rapid rate of growth of any non-English language spoken in the USA. This may be initially surprising, until you consider that India is one of the top countries of origin for immigrants relocating to the United States. In fact, several languages commonly spoken on the Indian sub-continent are among the fastest-growing non-English languages in America. The rest of the top 10 non-English languages that are increasing at the quickest pace in the United States are Bengali, Tamil, Arabic, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Chinese, Gujarati and Haitian. Of course, Spanish is the most commonly spoken non-English language in the USA, used by over 40 million individuals living in America. This reflects sustained immigration to the United States from people originating in Mexico, Central America and various countries in South America. The other most frequently used non-English languages spoken in the US include Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Arabic, French, Russian, German, and Haitian. Although English is the most commonly spoken language in the United States, it should be noted that the US does not have an “official” language. To read the full article, click here!

EXPERIENCE QUALITY LIVING IN US CITIES!

If you and your family want to enjoy a high standard of living in the USA, you should think about moving to Austin, Texas! Big cities across the United States with a population of at least 300,000 were recently evaluated for overall quality of life and Austin came in 1st place, due in part to the city’s booming technology sector, very low unemployment rate, many new start-up companies, excellent employment opportunities, and high job growth forecast between 2017 and 2022. Families living in Austin also earn an average annual salary of $87,380 which helps to make the relatively low median house price of $326,562 quite affordable. Furthermore, Austin offers something for everyone, including great places to dine and many live music events throughout the year. To read the full article, click here!

MANY OF THE RICHEST PEOPLE LIVING IN AMERICA ARE IMMIGRANTS

More than 10% of the richest individuals living in the USA during 2018 are immigrants, according to the most recent listing of the Forbes 400. Taken together, the 43 foreign-born billionaires who made it on the 2018 Forbes 400 list are worth a total of $289 billion. These US immigration “success stories” moved to the United States from 20 countries around the globe which included: Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Pakistan, Romania, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, and UK. Many of the biggest businesses in the USA were founded or co-founded by immigrants living in America. To read the full article, click here!

OPENNESS TOWARD IMMIGRANTS IMPORTANT TO MOST AMERICANS

On October 9, 2018, the US-based Pew Research Center released the results of a nationwide poll of 1,754 American adults which discovered that a majority (68 percent) of people living in the United States think “openness” toward immigrants is “essential” for the country. The survey was conducted in September 2018 by the respected research center which studies the attitudes of people living in America and examines other key issues of national interest. According to this poll, a majority of various demographic groups living in the USA (including liberals, moderates, conservatives, young and older adults) think that it is crucial to the character of the country to be open toward immigrants. To read the full article, click here!

THERE ARE NOW 44.5 MILLION IMMIGRANTS LIVING IN AMERICA

The foreign-born population of the United States has now reached 44.5 million, accounting for 13.7 percent of all people living in the USA (as of 2017), according to an analysis of US Census Bureau data. This is the largest foreign-born population to live in America in more than a century! Since 2010, 80% of new immigrants relocating to the United States came from Asia and Latin America; however, half of the immigrants currently living in the United States are from Latin America, while 31% are originally from Asia. To read the full article, click here! 

WHERE TO LIVE IN THE US TO EARN THE MOST MONEY

Utah is the top state to live in the USA for median household income, according to an assessment by the financial website WalletHub. People living in Utah earn a median yearly salary of $64,725, they are the most satisfied with their careers, and they work the least amount of hours. The #2 best state to live in the United States for the highest median income ($64,725 annually) is Virginia, which is followed by #3 Minnesota ($63,407 median yearly income), 4th place Wyoming ($61,865 per year median income), and fifth-ranked Colorado with an annual median salary of $61,114. To read the full article, click here!

RANKING OF AMERICA’S BEST PUBLIC & PRIVATE SCHOOLS

The Niche website has released its fifth annual ranking of the best public and private schools in the America for 2018-2019, which could be a useful tool for parents. This study examined 10,758 public school districts across the United States and rated 83,542 public schools, as well as 3,903 private schools. To read the full article, click here!

THESE STATES ARE TOP PLACES TO LIVE IN THE USA

Immigrants relocating to the United States naturally want to live in US states that have a high standard of living. A report released by CNBC in July 2018 evaluated each of the 50 states based upon a variety of quality of life measures and rated Vermont as the best place to live in America for quality of life. Among some of the factors that placed Vermont in the Number One spot are its clean environment, the good health of its population, very low violent crime rate, and the state’s anti-discrimination laws to protect all residents of diverse backgrounds. Overall, Vermont received the grade of A+ for its quality of life in 2018, according to this evaluation. Other top states with a high standard of living in the USA include #2 Hawaii, #3 Minnesota, #4 North Dakota, with New Hampshire and Washington tied for fifth place. To read the full article, click here!