St. Louis Mosaic Project begins ambitious immigration initiative

St. Louis Business Journal - June 21, 2013

The goal: Make St. Louis the fastest-growing U.S. metro area for immigration growth by 2020.

It’s a lofty goal that the Immigration and Innovation Steering Committee has set, considering St. Louis is ranked 19th out of the 20 largest metro areas in the country, with 4.6 percent of the population being immigrants in 2011, according to U.S. Census data. The data showed more than 130,000 foreign-born immigrants living in the area, ranking 43rd in the nation among major metro areas.

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