Apr 5

Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) staff attended the Global Talent Chambers Convening last week in Los Angeles. The convening was sponsored by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), New American Economy, the Global Talent Chamber Network, and the area chamber of commerce. At the convening, over 30 chamber representatives from across the country engaged with each other to learn about local, state, and federal immigrant integration and global talent strategies.

In its 2019-2020 Public Policy Agenda, GCP prioritizes long-term immigration reform that will strengthen workforce and business development efforts and attract and retain a skilled foreign-born talent pool. The Global Talent Chambers Convening provided the opportunity to build on current efforts supporting federal immigration reforms—like increasing H-1B visas for highly skilled talent—while giving Chambers the chance to collaborate on immigrant integration initiatives. The Cleveland metro area is home to over 117,000 immigrants, over 8,000 of which are entrepreneurs. GCP is committed to exploring regional approaches to immigration policy reform and integration efforts that help spur population growth and business development.

You can learn more about immigrant impact in Cleveland here.