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Luis Paucar

Luis Paucar embodies the American Dream.  He came to the United States with a vision of becoming a successful entrepreneur.  Through hard work and dedication, he turned that dream into a reality.

Upon his arrival from Ecuador, he secured his status as a permanent resident and put his entrepreneurial skills to work.  While succeeding in business as a grocery store owner in south Minneapolis, he saw an opportunity to provide affordable transportation to individuals often ignored by the existing taxicab cartel.  In particular, he sought to fill an important niche by offering dispatchers as well as drivers that are fluent in Spanish.  In October 2003, Luis created A New Star Limousine and Taxi Service, Inc.  He began the company from a basement office near his corner grocery.

  • May 1, 2007    |   Economic Liberty

    Minneapolis Taxis

    Challenging Barriers To Economic Opportunity: Defending Minneapolis’ Free-Market Taxi Reforms Against an Establishment Backlash

    Private companies cannot use government power to outlaw competition, yet this is precisely what the established taxi cartel in Minneapolis tried to do. In October 2006, the city removed an artificial government-imposed cap on the number of taxis legally permitted to operate within city limits. The new ordinance increased the number of taxicabs on the…

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