Bowling Green Daily News: City selected for study on integrating new Americans

The city of Bowling Green was recently selected to receive services to analyze how the city’s foreign-born population can be better integrated into the local workforce.

Earlier this year, the city applied for a grant specifically to fund a study to help determine the best ways the area’s foreign-born population can help fill the thousands of job openings in the region.

Officials were recently notified that the city was selected to receive such a study through a program called Gateways for Growth offered through the New American Economy and Welcoming America organizations.

The city’s international communities liaison, Leyda Becker, said the research will be a valuable tool.

“Anyone will have access to this research product,” which will “help develop strategies to better integrate new Americans to the community,” she said, with a focus on employment opportunities.

Bowling Green’s foreign-born population makes up about 13.5 percent of those in the local workforce, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.

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