Experts: Studies Show Refugees are Key to Stabilizing Declining Rust Belt Cities Like Syracuse

October 26, 2017. This article discusses the Welcoming Economies Convening that was held in Syracuse, New York, a coalition of public and business leaders who are dedicated to resettling refugees. These organizations are aware of the economic contributions of refugees such as the reversal of population decline and job creation. These groups came together at the convening to discuss how to further accelerate and help grow their economic contributions.

Fiscal Policy Institute’s Immigration Research Director David Kallick.

“When we’re talking about growth, we have to talk about what kind of growth we want.  The constituency for what that shared prosperity looks like.  It’s not about turning one group against the other and saying, ‘oh it’s because of you that I’m not getting any,’ that’s just not been true over these last years.”

Here is the link to the article.