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MPLS Regional Chamber testifies in support of Drivers Licenses for All

A Minnesota House panel is hearing testimony on a bill that would allow people in the U.S. illegally to obtain a driver's license, a long-held goal of immigration advocates that may gain more traction this year in a Democratic-Farmer-Labor controlled state government.

New report details economic clout of immigrants, refugees in Minnesota

Read an article published by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal here.

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.

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.

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.

Immigrants and refugees are key to the Minneapolis economy.

Read an article published from the Sahan Journal here.

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.

The Journey to Belonging in the Twin Cities Press Release

New report provides recommendations for strengthening immigrant & refugee inclusion in Minneapolis-Saint Paul economy

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.

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