Business leaders seek economic expansion through immigration

Belleville News Democrat - February 6, 2014

Local business leaders and economic analysts believe that opening more opportunities for immigrants will help foster economic growth and expansion in the metro-east.

A St. Louis-based immigration committee known as the St. Louis Mosaic Project has researched the issue and found that immigrants provide great entrepreneurial potential. The group believes the greater St. Louis area has suffered economically because its foreign-born population has lagged behind other metropolitan areas of similar size. This initiative's mission is to make the St. Louis metropolitan area the fastest growing region for immigration by 2020.

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