Supporting New Americans for a Thriving Minnesota Economy

Tuesday, May 18
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Economic Contributions of Immigrants in Minnesota Immigrants are key to Minnesota's economy. They link the state to the world’s economy and make valuable contributions as employers, entrepreneurs, consumers and taxpayers.  The immigrant workforce  is critical to sustaining key industries such as agriculture, health care, and manufacturing in Minnesota. While Minnesota’s “homegrown economy” boasts a greater five-year survival rate for businesses than other states,  immigrant entrepreneurship lags behind the rest of the nation.
These are some of the findings from a recently released  report on the economic impact of immigrants in Minnesota, conducted by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Foundation with support from the McKnight Foundation.  
The May webinar will explore the findings from that report in more detail as well as highlight initiatives underway nationally and within our state to proactively welcome and engage newcomers, particularly immigrants.
  • Laura Bordelon, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
  • Molly Hilligoss, Welcoming America
  • Luan Thomas-Brunkhorst, Long Prairie Chamber of Commerce

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$10 for EDAM members & non-members

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