NEWS & UPDATES
June 16, 2021 Policy & Government Oversight Committee
On June 16th, 2021, the Minneapolis Regional Chamber, the City of Minneapolis’s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, and New American Economy presented the customized research report at a Minneapolis City Council meeting in recognition of Immigrant Heritage Month and World Refugee Day, informing city leaders to ensure that Minneapolis welcomes and harnesses the potential of all its residents.
March 10, 2021 Policy & Government Oversight Committee
On March 10th, 2020, Grace Waltz, VP of Public Policy, joined Michelle Rivero, Director, Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, City of Minneapolis and other leaders to update the Minneapolis City Council on various initiatives promoting immigrant and refugee inclusion in Minneapolis, including the Gateways for Growth Challenge.
May's Immigrant and Refugees Affair Forum Shares Contract Opportunities and Loan Programs for Small Businesses- Red Lake Nation News
On May 9th, 2022, the The Journey to Belonging in the Twin Cities’ Report Overview was mentioned in Red Lake Nation News.
New Twin Cities study outlines plans to improve immigrant, refugee experience.
Minneapolis and St. Paul city officials, community organizers, and business leaders participated in a study that offers solutions for helping immigrants and refugees. The report recommends expanding multi-language skills and improving police training. The findings will be presented to both city councils for implementation.
New study suggests ways to improve life for immigrants and refugees in Twin Cities
Read more in a recent Star Tribune article highlighting “The Journey to Belonging in the Twin Cities” report.
Research Report Press Release
On June 16th, 2021, the Minneapolis Regional Chamber released a research report conducted by New American Economy that underscores the critical role immigrants and refugees in Minneapolis play in driving the region’s population growth, consumer spending power, and labor force.