Audio: Immigrants' Impact on the Economy and Housing in Charlotte and Nationwide

AS/COA held a luncheon on May 30 looking at the role of immigrants in local economies and how immigrants, through the housing market, contribute to neighborhood revitalization and prosperity in Charlotte and across the United States.


  • John Autry, District 5 Council Member, Charlotte City Council
  • Karl Dean, Mayor, Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County
  • Ari Matusiak, Special Assistant to the President and Director of Private Sector Engagement, The White House
  • Amb. Eduardo Medina-Mora, Ambassador of Mexico to the U.S.    
  • Fatima Shama, Commissioner, New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs
  • Jacob Vigdor, Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Duke University
  • Jason Marczak, Director of Policy, AS/COA (moderator)