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February 5, 2016

Need to attract and retain foreign students

Nirupama Kulkarni

Between 1990 and 2000, Louisville’s foreign-born population more than doubled. Between 2000 and 2012, the foreign-born population accounted for nearly half (48.1 precent) of Louisville’s population growth, and over the past five years, all net migration to Jefferson County has been due to international immigration.

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February 5, 2016

Social enterprise engages refugees into economy

Steven E. Bogus

Have you noticed Louisville is looking more international these days? Numbers appear to bear this out. Foreign-born residents of Louisville have increased from about 24,000 in 2000 to 57,000 in 2014. That same year, foreign-born persons represented 8 percent of the Louisville Metro population.

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February 5, 2016

Foreign-borns can help Louisville leap ahead

Mayor Greg Fischer

For Louisville to prosper and maximize opportunities for all citizens, we must do more than keep up with global change. We need to leap ahead.

And what we know from studying our own economy and those of our competitor cities is that foreign-born citizens help make that leap.

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February 5, 2016

GLI, city see need to welcome immigrants

Kent Oyler

Greater Louisville is showing progress on many key measures of urban growth. To sustain this growth, we must attract talented people to our region with the skills, education, knowledge, training and drive to power local businesses and start more new companies. Part of our talent solution is welcoming immigrants.

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