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U.S. Business and Hispanic Integration: Expanding the Economic Contributions of Immigrants

July 23, 2008

Drawing from original research and site visits in Atlanta, GA, and New Orleans, LA, this white paper highlights the challenges to the integration of recent immigrants, the contributions of Hispanic immigrants to the U.S. economy and innovative efforts by business to smooth the integration of Hispanic communities and workers into the social and economic fabric of the United States. U.S. Business and Hispanic Integration: Expanding the Economic Contributions of Immigrants (PDF) demonstrates a collective commitment by private sector leaders to integrating immigrant communities and offers best practices for encouraging Hispanic workforce development and community integration.



Funded by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, the AS/COA Hispanic Integration Initiative is engaging private-sector leaders in support of initiatives that promote Hispanic integration. Through meetings held in New York, NY, Atlanta, GA, and New Orleans, LA, we have brought nationally and locally-operating businesses together with public sector officials and community groups to exchange lessons learned and best practices. A National Business Council (listed in the white paper)—companies at the forefront of integration efforts—anchors and provides guidance to the initiative. Findings document the many major U.S. corporations that already offer (or sponsor) programs that promote integration.

Click here to download a PDF of the white paper./sites/default/files/IntegrationWhitePaper_0.pdf