St. Louis immigration project aims to communicate

St. Louis Bosnian - July 3, 2013

If St. Louis wants to attract more immigrants, it needs to do a better job telling its story — to itself and to the world.

That was the common theme of a two-hour summit Thursday morning that served as a launch party for the St. Louis Mosaic Project, a year-old but newly christened effort to grow the region’s economy by attracting more foreign-born immigrants. St. Louis has one of the smallest immigrant populations of any big city in the country and business leaders are trying to change that, pointing to research that immigrants are more likely than average to start new businesses and create jobs and that many have the skills local companies need to grow.

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