A new report from the Fiscal Policy Institute has found that more and more immigrants in America are showcasing their inner entrepreneur and running businesses. Immigrants now make up 18 percent of small business owners, an increase of six percent from 20 years ago.

Immigrants were most likely to own a restaurant (37 percent), a grocery store (49 percent) or a dry cleaning or laundry service (54 percent), according to the study.

The worst states for immigrant small-business owners are South Dakota and Montana, the report found. South Dakota immigrants make up 2.2 percent of the state’s population and only 1.1 percent of business owners, while Montana immigrants make up 1.9 percent of the state population and just 1.7 percent of business owners.

Which states ranked best? Check out our slideshow to see which states are the most rife with immigrant small business owners and entrepreneurs.

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  • 10. District of Columbia

    Foreign-born share of population: 12.7 percent Foreign-born share of labor force: 16.7 percent Number of foreign-born business owners: 1,450 Foreign-born share of business owners: 18.2 percent

  • 9. Nevada

    Foreign-born share of population: 19.1 percent Foreign-born share of labor force: 24.8 percent Number of foreign-born business owners: 8,278 Foreign-born share of business owners: 20.2 percent

  • 8. Texas

    Foreign-born share of population: 16.0 percent Foreign-born share of labor force: 20.6 percent Number of foreign-born business owners: 61,482 Foreign-born share of business owners: 20.3 percent

  • 7. Maryland

    Foreign-born share of population: 12.8 percent Foreign-born share of labor force: 16.4 percent Number of foreign-born business owners: 22,524 Foreign-born share of business owners: 20.9 percent

  • 6. Illinois

    Foreign-born share of population: 13.7 percent Foreign-born share of labor force: 17.4 percent Number of foreign-born business owners: 48,425 Foreign-born share of business owners: 21.8 percent

  • 5. Hawaii

    Foreign-born share of population: 17.2 percent Foreign-born share of labor force: 20.6 percent Number of foreign-born business owners: 5,354 Foreign-born share of business owners: 22.5 percent

  • 4. Florida

    Foreign-born share of population: 18.9 percent Foreign-born share of labor force: 23.9 percent Number of foreign-born business owners: 133,966 Foreign-born share of business owners: 26.1 percent

  • 3. New Jersey

    Foreign-born share of population: 20.2 percent Foreign-born share of labor force: 25.7 percent Number of foreign-born business owners: 48,225 Foreign-born share of business owners: 28.0 percent

  • 2. New York

    Foreign-born share of population: 21.7 percent Foreign-born share of labor force: 26.9 percent Number of foreign-born business owners: 97,231 Foreign-born share of business owners: 29.4 percent

  • 1. California

    Foreign-born share of population: 27.1 percent Foreign-born share of labor force: 34.5 percent Number of foreign-born business owners: 181,651 Foreign-born share of business owners: 33.4 percent