POLICYMAKER STATEMENTS

  • “Minneapolis’ immigrant and refugee communities are irreplaceable in the vibrancy of our communities and economic competitiveness. The data shows our immigrant and refugee neighbors are central to true inclusive economic recovery and this plan maps out an opportunity to think differently and advance equitable and accessible solutions. The strength and vitality of our immigrant and refugee communities is a foundational element of our path forward – a path that must be focused on coming together to build out an economic ecosystem that is a more inclusive place to live and do business. We are grateful to the Twin Cities Gateways for Growth Leadership Team for developing this comprehensive report and bringing the importance of our immigrant and refugee communities into clearer focus.”

-MINNEAPOLIS MAYOR JACOB FREY

 

  • "Saint Paul’s long history of welcoming new residents into our city is a proud tradition we carry forward today. As we work to create an even more safe, welcoming and inclusive community, keeping this promise means ensuring our city remains a place where every resident can thrive, and feel a sense of belonging. This plan will inform and assist our continued development of policies and programs that support our immigrant and refugee communities alongside our ongoing work to meet the housing, economic, neighborhood safety and workforce development needs in our community."

-SAINT PAUL MAYOR MELVIN CARTER

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