April 2011

Immigrants Key to Economic Growth

Check out this great article, “Immigrants offer US cities scope for new growth.”  The article focuses on a New York Finnish immigrant who utilizes a community entrepreneurial space for his baking business.  The story continues to discuss the fact that, nation-wide, immigrants are twice as likely to start a new business, describing programs in cities like Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Detroit that incentivize immigrant entrepreneurs who invest money and create jobs in economically distressed areas by offering them green cards.