How Immigration Can Revitalize Cities' Faltering Economies

Neal Peirce discusses how cities with faltering economies can benefit from immigration.
June 3, 2004, 6am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Is immigration a real elixir for faltering urban economies? Yes, reply activists in a number of low-immigration cities, among them Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Schenectady and Louisville....Toronto, Herman suggests, is typical of cities where burgeoning immigrant clusters have sparked waves of technology start-ups, small neighborhood proprietorship, real estate investment and international trade. Why? It's apparently the combination of sheer immigrant energy with globalization..."

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Published on Wednesday, June 2, 2004 in The Washington Post Writers Group
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