Indian-born Attraction Plan

In the St. Louis region, people born in India represent the largest foreign-born community by country of origin. This is why Mosaic project hired the First Indian Outreach Consultant to proactively support and grow the Indian community.

In addition to making significant contributions to the economic development of the Greater St. Louis area, the Indian community also plays a pivotal role in various humanitarian efforts, cultural enrichment, and culinary diversity.

  • Healthcare Professionals: More than 400 dedicated healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, and technicians, serve our community across hospitals, clinics, laboratories, elder care facilities, and other healthcare establishments. They diligently fulfill the healthcare needs of our community and often volunteer their expertise at free health clinics and disaster recovery centers during times of crisis.
    COVID-19 Response: In response to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of volunteers from the Indian community sprang into action by producing and distributing facial masks free of charge. Their proactive efforts helped in safeguarding the health and well-being of numerous individuals.
    Music and Dance Education: Several accomplished music and dance teachers, numbering at least half a dozen, provide tutelage to hundreds of students in various Indian music styles such as Hindustani, Carnatic, Bhangra, Dandiya, Bhajans, and film music. Their dedication and expertise in promoting Indian music and dance forms contribute to the cultural richness of our community.
    Volunteering and Interfaith Collaboration: Over 350 volunteers generously offer their services at four Hindu temples and actively participate in various Interfaith forums in St. Louis and St. Charles. Their collective efforts focus on
    promoting religious harmony and celebrating a diverse range of festivals from different faith traditions, including Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Islam, Baha’i, and others.
    Culinary Diversity: The Indian community has significantly contributed to the culinary diversity of our area. In the past 25 years, the number of Indian restaurants has grown from four to over twenty, offering a wide range of flavors and cuisines. Additionally, numerous small-scale and individual caterers cater to both individual and corporate events, further enriching our culinary landscape.
    Yoga Practice and Instruction: Local Indian community groups regularly gather to practice and teach yoga, benefiting the psychological, emotional, and physical well-being of thousands of individuals within our community.

These diverse contributions highlight the Indian community's profound impact on humanitarian causes, cultural preservation, and culinary experiences in the Greater St. Louis area. We are proud to be a part of this vibrant community and continue to contribute to its growth and enrichment


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Here are some interesting facts

1. Indian Americans are the second largest international student population in MO
2. Indian Americans are the largest foreign-born population in the STL region
3. India is the leading country of origin for immigrant founders of US unicorn
4. Indian Americans have the highest median annual household income in the US
($119,000) - thank you for the taxes paid!
5. Since 1999, 28 Indian Americans have won the National Spelling Bee
6. Numerically, the fastest-growing international student applicants to the US are
Indian (IIE March 2023)
7. Indian Americans are among the most highly educated racial/ethnic group in the
8. Indian Americans are the second largest immigrant group in the US

Programs and events:

Buddy Program: New to STL? We have a buddy program to match you with an
Indian buddy family in STL. The buddy families will share a meal or two (even
more if you are a good friend!) and welcome you to our wonderful region.
Need a buddy? Want to be a host? Please reach out to us!

Young Indian Origin(YIO) Leader Program: Are you a young professional
looking to improve your skills and network? Please join us to be a part of our YIO
Leader Program and build your professional reputation!

Here are some success stories

For additional information, please contact: Dr. Sneha C. Rajan (STL Mosaic Project
Indian outreach Consultant);; +1 518-925-9709