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.