The Federal Reserve Bank is doing research into obstacles that stand in the way of immigrant businesses, and it wants some success stories.
The Fed’s branches in Minneapolis, Kansas City and St. Louis are collaborating on a project looking at a broad area of the Midwest, focusing on what stands in the way, particularly in non-metro areas, of immigrants succeeding at their own businesses.
So, to identify the barriers between immigrants and banking, business, trade association, and community organizations, the Fed is hoping to find good examples of businesses and organizations that have broken through them.
The first phase of the project is looking particularly at Latino business successes.
If you know of a story that might help, let Michou Kokodoko know at the Minneapolis Fed.