Louisville’s percentage of immigrants in its work force is higher than the national average and higher than in peer cities Cincinnati, Nashville and St. Louis, according to a study released by Americas Society, Council of the Americas and the Partnership for a New American Economy.
The Partnership for a New American Economy is a bipartisan coalition of mayors and business leaders who come together for immigration reforms. Americas Society and Council of the Americas are sister groups. Americas Society is a public forum to talk about politics, social and economic issues in the Americas, and Council of the Americas is a business organization that focuses on similar topics.
The groups, along with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Greater Louisville Inc., the metro chamber of commerce, will host a lunchtime conversation Friday, May 22, with civic and business leaders about attracting new businesses and worker as well as the importance of immigrants to Louisville’s work force. Tied to that conversation is a study about the impact that immigrants to the United States have on the city.