Friday, May 22, 2009

Cleveland encouraged to welcome immigrants

Since Philadelphia has increased its tax revenue, businesses and population, other cities are following the example. - - Donna Poisl

Posted By: Dick Russ

CLEVELAND -- Cleveland leaders were encouraged Thursday to follow the example of Philadelphia which increased its population, tax revenue, and business climate by welcoming immigrants.

Ann O'Callaghan came to the City Club to tell the story of her city's Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, which equips new immigrants with the information and tools they need to seek success in the United States.

In just six years, very much through the efforts of the Welcoming Center, Philadelphia's foreign born population increased by 113,000 and now accounts for 11% of the city's entire population.
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