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How to tackle brain waste and meet our steering committee

Tackling the “Brain Waste” Challenge for Economic Growth & Upward Mobility 

Skilled Immigrants Offer Local Communities Economic Growth Opportunities

At NIIC 2015, the IMPRINT coalition hosted a special session and discussion of two new groundbreaking studies on the “brain waste” of highly-skilled immigrants and the importance of successful integration programs for local economies.

The Migration Policy Institute's study, to be released this spring, quantifies the lost economic contributions from the underemployment or unemployment of college-educated immigrants, and IMPRINT's “Steps to Success” identifies factors that impact the successful integration of highly-skilled immigrant talent. Together, these studies provide ample reason for both why meaningful employment is imperative and strategies for how to tackle effective integration. 
More about the session, studies and findings >

Meet the Network's Steering Committee

The Welcoming Economies Steering Committee helps guide the Network's development and programs through a shared leadership structure. The Committee engages Network members on annual priorities and decisions that influence the future direction of the Network. Steering Committee members are current Network core members, living and working within the 10-state Rust Belt region. 
Melissa Bertolo
Dayton Human Relations Council
Betsy Cohen
St. Louis Mosaic Project
Brittany Ford
Lucas County Board of Commissioners
Eva Hassett
International Institute of Buffalo
Guadalupe Velasquez
City of Columbus
Karen Phillippi
Michigan Office for New Americans
Nicole Pumphrey
Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians
Pamela Lavers
Macomb County
Learn more about our steering committee >
Report Release: Impact of Refugees in Central Ohio

The City of Columbus recently released the report, "Impact of Refugees in Central Ohio," which details the contributions of refugees to the cultural richness and economic growth and development of Columbus. The Partnership for a New American Economy provided a national, statewide and local perspective of the contributions made by immigrant and refugee communities. 
Read the report >
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