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Our President & CEO, Peter Gonzales, on the cover of this week’s edition of Al Dia!

http://aldianews.com/articles/politics/clear-message-congress/43862

Posted by Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians on Thursday, August 18, 2016

Welcoming Center at a Glance

Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians addresses the barriers immigrants face in finding employment in their new county. We work to accelerate immigrant integration and economic advancement. We do this by:

Opening doors of economic opportunities for global newcomers

Realizing the potential of the immigrant and U.S.-born entrepreneurs

Providing education and training for successful integration into the American workforce

Facilitating citizenship and civic engagement

Helping employers attract and retain global talent

Enhancing the economic development of the Greater Philadelphia region

Facts About Immigration

13%

Immigrants comprise 13% of the Philadelphia population

96%

Immigrants are responsible for 96% of Philadelphia’s small business growth since 2000

72.5%

72.5% of Philadelphia immigrants are of working age compared to 21.5% of native-born workers

43.1%

Philadelphia immigrants are 43.1% more likely to become entrepreneurs compared to native born residents

48%

48% of immigrants move to Philadelphia because of family or friends

$40b

Brain waste costs the nation $40 billion in forgone wages annually

$10b

Brain waste costs the nation $10 billion in forgone federal, state, and local tax payments

Sources: Migration Policy Institute, Partnership for a New American Economy, Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians