Dayton, OH embraces immigrants, cites entrepreneurship as a big draw

Bucking a national trend, Dayton Ohio has taken the bold step to welcome immigrants. They published a comprehensive 32 page report describing the program that was approved some days ago.

Here are some quotes that I read that I found encouraging.

According to the city, immigrants are two times more likely than others to become entrepreneurs.


1. Focus on East Third Street, generally between Keowee and Linden, as an initial international market place for immigrant entrepreneurship. East Third Street, in addition to being a primary thoroughfare between Downtown and Wright Patterson Air Force Base, also encompasses an area of organic immigrant growth and available space to supportcontinuing immigrant entrepreneurship.


2. Create an inclusive community-wide campaign around immigrant entrepreneurship that facilitates startup businesses, opens global markets and restores life to Dayton neighborhoods.

Other coverage of this and related issues can also be found here:

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