City of BG Selected as One of 25 Communities for Gateways for Growth Challenge

Published:
September 12, 2017
Category:
General
Contact:
Leyda Becker - 270-393-3766
Location:
Bowling Green, KY
City of BG Selected as One of 25 Communities for Gateways for Growth Challenge

The City of Bowling Green was recently selected as one of the 25 Gateways for Growth Challenge communities from New American Economy (NAE) and Welcoming America.

The City of Bowling Green was recently selected as one of the 25 Gateways for Growth Challenge communities from New American Economy (NAE) and Welcoming America.

 

Launched in December 2015, the Gateways for Growth Challenge is a competitive opportunity for local communities to receive direct technical assistance from New American Economy and Welcoming America to develop multi-sector plans for welcoming and integrating immigrants. New American Economy also provides tailored research on the contributions of immigrants and matching grants to select communities as part of the Challenge.

This year’s Gateways for Growth awardees demonstrated a strong commitment from local government, business, and civil society partners to recognize and highlight the contributions immigrants are making—by bolstering population growth, increasing the tax base, starting new businesses and creating jobs, and adding vibrancy and culture to our social fabric—and to develop concrete strategies and recommendations to maximize these contributions.

The Gateways for Growth Challenge will again offer resources to communities that demonstrate a public-private commitment to the development of a community-wide strategic plan. Those resources include:

--Customized quantitative research reports from NAE on the demographic and economic contributions immigrants their communities;

--On-the-ground technical assistance from NAE and Welcoming America to help communities draft, execute, and communicate a multi-sector immigrant integration strategy; and

--Planning grants from NAE that local partners have committed to match.

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