Upcoming Welcoming America webinar and tool launch:
Many communities recognize that refugee and other immigrant residents, in addition to being valued neighbors and civic leaders, represent economic growth as new homeowners, taxpayers, business owners, workers, and consumers. Together with longer-term residents, New Americans are fueling the competitiveness of local companies and communities in the global economy.
This webinar will explore Welcoming America’s soon-to-be-released new tool, the Welcoming Economies Playbook: Strategies for Building an Inclusive Local Economy by sharing how local leaders can develop an inclusive approach to economic development, tips for success, and key strategies around areas such as workforce development, entrepreneurship, home ownership, and urban and rural agriculture.
- Natalie El-Deiry, Deputy Director, International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City
- Sloan Herrick, Deputy Director, Global Detroit
- Karen Kaplan, Director of Work Train, CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity
- Christina Pope, Network Director, Welcoming America
When: Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. EDT