Immigration and Economic Development

“In 2040, the number of deaths in Minnesota will be greater than the number of births, and Minnesota will become dependent upon in-migration for population growth.”

On Thursday, August 31, the New Ulm Chamber hosted a Hot Topics Lunch on the topic of Immigration and Economic Development, presented by Bill Blazar, MN Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President of Public Affairs & Business Development.  Bill Blazar is traveling throughout Minnesota participating in a series of meetings with economic development and business leaders and discussing immigrants’ economic contributions.  Attendees heard about a recent workforce study that was completed at the University of Minnesota and participated in a discussion about strategies for maximizing the role of new Americans in the development and growth of our economy. 

Click here to access Bill Blazar’s powerpoint presentation from the Hot Topics Lunch.