Sep 6

Recently, leaders from the Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition (GLMCC) held a congressional staff briefing in Washington DC in partnership with the New American Economy (NAE), a research and advocacy organization that promotes smart immigration policies that help grow the economy. The GLMCC supports long-term immigration reform that will enhance the region’s talent pipeline, grow the population, contribute to the local tax base, and create new businesses.

During the briefing, which focused on the business case for immigration, the NAE highlighted its latest research about the impact of immigrants on the Great Lakes regional economy. Notably, Alesha Washington, Vice President of Advocacy at GCP and Director of the GLMCC, unveiled the Coalition’s white paper, Supporting Place-Based Immigration in the Great Lakes Region.

For the small business community, place-based immigration policies are key to retaining and growing a talented workforce in emerging industries. The GLMCC continues to engage federal lawmakers on immigration reform that will infuse highly skilled newcomers into communities that need strengthened talent pipelines.

To view the NAE’s latest research on immigrant impact in the Great Lakes region, click here. To learn more about the work of the GLMCC, click here.