LATEST NEWS

Thursday, July 30, 2020

The next cohort of our International Professionals Program will be conducted online via Zoom and will begin on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. Deadline to apply is Friday, August 28, 2020.

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OUR MISSION

Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians promotes inclusive economic growth through immigrant integration.

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Workforce Development >>

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Entrepreneurship >>

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"The Welcoming Center supports me and I will never forget what they did for me. I always think to myself I am so lucky to find good people.”

Amina, Syria
Entrepreneurship Program graduate

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PHILADELPHIA
STATISTICS


$7.4b

Immigrants paid $7.4b in federal, state, and local taxes in 2017.


46%

Immigrants are 46% more likely to become entrepreneurs compared to U.S.-born residents.


79%

79% of immigrants are of working age compared to 63% of U.S.-born workers.


$19.3b

Immigrants had a total spending power of $19.3b in 2017.


48%

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


46,337

46,337 immigrant entrepreneurs reside in Philadelphia.