What is the St. Louis Mosaic Project?
The St. Louis Mosaic Project was launched in 2012 in response to an economic impact report, outlining St. Louis to be lagging in immigrant growth as well as highlighting the economic benefits of increasing its foreign-born population. The Mosaic Project is a regional initiative that is professionally managed by St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, World Trade Center St. Louis and a 27-member committee.
The St. Louis Mosaic Project’s goal is to transform St. Louis into the fastest growing metropolitan area for immigration by 2020 and promote regional prosperity through immigration and innovation.
We aim to:
- Engage business leaders to hire more international talent.
- Connect immigrant entrepreneurs to resources to start and grow their small businesses.
- Attract and support international students for earlier and deeper integration into the St. Louis community.
- Collaborate with area colleges and universities to educate international students as they plan for life in St. Louis after graduation.
- Engage local and federal government leaders to reduce barriers for foreign workers and their families.
- Dispel myths about immigration and reinforce a community culture of inclusion and welcoming.
- Recruit residents to promote the Mosaic Project. Be a Mosaic Ambassador!
What has the Mosaic Project accomplished?
- 200+ community partners and organizations in the region
- Mosaic Ambassador Program has:
- Professional Connector Program: 170+ foreign-born professionals connected by the St. Louis Regional Chamber with globally-minded professionals in their respective industries
- Immigrant Entrepreneurship Program has an advisory board of 15 members
- Global Talent Hiring Program:
- 9 local universities are involved with the University Connection Best Practices Sharing Program
- 13 of the 25 international students in the Regional Business Council Mentoring Program received offers for internships in St. Louis
- Steering Committee is comprised of 27 regional leaders with diverse interests who represent various organizations, institutions, and businesses in St. Louis. Click here to meet the Mosaic Project Steering Committee.
Mosaic Reports and Studies
- June 2016 - Matching STEM international students to St. Louis STEM job openings-Executive Summary
- June 2016 - Matching STEM students to STL Jobs- 4 Recommendations
- September 2015 - Retaining International Students.pdf
- September 2015 - Global Talent Hiring 7 Research-based Recommendations to the St. Louis Region.pdf
- June 2013 - Immigration Recommendations for St. Louis
- June 2013 - Immigration Recommendations for St. Louis Region - Executive Summary
- April 2012 - The Economic Impact of Immigration on St. Louis
- April 2012 - The Economic Impact of Immigration on St. Louis - Executive Summary
- A Midwest Call to Action on Immigration Reform
St. Louis Mosaic Project Annual Event Partners for Prosperity St. Louis - June 15, 2015
The St. Louis Mosaic Project is incredibly thankful for the range of support that we have in the St. Louis Region. Learn why this is important from some of our partners in the video below. #STL #STLouis #Partners4Prosperity St. Louis Regional Chamber Monsanto Company Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis Asian American Chamber of Commerce of St. LouisPosted by St. Louis Mosaic Project on Thursday, June 18, 2015
- View St. Louis University Professor Sandoval's Presentation on St. Louis regional demographic trends
- St. Louis Mosaic Project Demographic Futures Infographic