This report examines the entrepreneurial capacity and economic development of immigrant and refugee business owners within the Saint Paul and Minneapolis, MN area. Data was collected in three phases: 1) to assess business development products and services available to immigrant and refugee entrepreneurs, 2) to gather detailed information on key areas of interest and to drive survey design, and 3) to evaluate the economic capacity of the target population. Key trends observed in the sample included lack of knowledge about loans and lending opportunities and a need to increase financial capacity. However, sampling opportunities and a small sample size became major limitations and therefore implications were not generalizable. Findings will be utilized to refine future data collection instruments.
Conducted on behalf of the Hmong American Partnership. Supported by the Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program, a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) at the University of Minnesota.
Financial Capacity-Building Opportunity: A Look at Twin Cities Immigrant & Refugee Entrepreneurs.
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