Thursday, June 27, 2013

St. Louis region making push for immigrants

Only 4.6% of the population of St. Louis are immigrants, the city is trying to convince more to live there.    - - Donna Poisl

By JIM SALTER, Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis lags behind many other U.S. metropolitan areas in attracting immigrants, but a new effort is underway to change that.

The St. Louis Mosaic Project was formally launched Thursday with an ambitious aim to make the St. Louis region the fastest-growing metropolitan area for immigration by 2020.

"The real goal is to grow the population of this region, grow the diversity of the region, which makes it a more interesting place to visit, live and work," said Kitty Radcliffe, president of the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission and a member of the project's steering committee.
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