Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Group Aims To Mobilize Immigrant Entrepreneurs

This sounds like a good idea, it will help these people in their businesses and help the economy of their city.    - - Donna Poisl

By DANIELA ALTIMARI, The Hartford Courant

HARTFORD – Can taco truck owners, Asian grocers and barbers from Bosnia help to spark an economic revival in Hartford?

A new group dedicated to helping immigrant entrepreneurs launch small businesses is banking on the notion. International Hartford aims to become a clearinghouse for immigrant merchants, providing them with information and resources to realize their dreams--and revive Connecticut's struggling capitol city in the process.

"We are and will continue to be a city of immigrants,'' Mayor Pedro Segarra said at the new group's kickoff event, held Thursday morning at Hartford City Hall. "It is immigrants that have basically built the city.''
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