December 26, 2013. An opinion piece in the Baltimore Sun draws extensively from the Fiscal Policy Institute’s research on small business ownership, and describing city efforts to make it clear that immigrants are welcome.

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Baltimore is “open for business, particularly in the area of Latino immigrants. We’ve actively recruited Latino immigrants to Baltimore, and when they come here, they’re thriving. Many have opened businesses, employed individuals. … I think it’s a win-win.”