I think we all know that political spokespeople have an agenda and a message to get out. In most cases facts don't really matter because how many people actually take the time to check the facts?
Mayor Segarra's spokesperson , Maribel LaLuz was on the Sunday morning talk show Capitol Report. Normally I like the program with Tom Dudchik, Tom regularly links to 'We the People" from his website, CT Capitol Report. I was somewhat surprised by LaLuz's comment that 67% of small businesses are owned by immigrants, that just seemed like a large number.
We know that much of the information that comes out of the Segarra Administration is untrue or delusional, so I google "what percentage of small businesses are started by immigrants".
Up popped the report below from the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) it clearly states that "Immigrant entrepreneurs start 17% of all new businesses and represent 13% of all business owners". They also represent 12% of business income generated in the United States.
A far cry from the 67% LaLuz claims. She was only off by 60%, but then again the Segarra Administration seems to have a problem with "real numbers".
I hope Shawn Wooden returns soon.
Skip right to page 1 of the report below for the factual numbers