A World of Opportunity
Center For Urban Future | 2007 | ISBN 2007022408 | English | 60 pages | PDF | 745 KB
Immigrant entrepreneurs have emerged as key engines of growth for cities from New York to Los Angeles—and with a little planning and support, they could provide an even bigger economic boost in the future. AS THE STAKES OF ECONOMIC COMPETITION GROW EVER-HIGHER in America’s cities, mayors have sought to kick-start local economies by embracing everything from artists and biotechnology companies to sports arenas. For many of the nation’s urban centers, however, a more rewarding— if decidedly less glamorous—answer is hiding in plain sight: tappingtheir growing immigrant populations.