St. Louis and Rural Communities in Iowa Develop Strategies to Attract Immigrants Who will Help to Defer Economic Decay

St. Louis, Missouri is yet another example of a city that struggles with the "recruitment and retention of human capital." St. Louis has a small immigrant population compared to other metro areas of similar size, and that absence explains a lack of economic expansion and growth. The Simon Center for Regional Forecasting at Saint Louis University issued a report in 2013 that indicated that immigrants are 60 percent more likely to be entrepreneurs in that region, but a lack of immigrants result in a shortage of startups.

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