The Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce and Einstein’s Alley have released a report on the impact of immigration on the economy of Middlesex County. Prepared under a “Gateways for Growth” grant from New American Economy to the NJ Business Immigration Coalition, the report details the positive contributions that immigrants make to the county’s economy. Although only 34.5% of the county’s population, immigrants make up 42.8% of its employed workforce and 64.4% of STEM workers. Immigrants were also disproportionately represented among the county’s entrepreneurs. They made up 49% of the business owners in the county. Immigrants in Middlesex were also well-educated. Slightly more than 50% of county immigrants had a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to 38.9% of the U.S.-born. Without immigration, the county’s population would have declined 0.1 percent from 2013 to 2018. Instead, it rose 2.7 percent.
New Americans in Middlesex County,
New American Economy, January 30, 2020