In the 1920’s, Cleveland prospered, in part, because of its significant foreign-born population who provided the labor and entrepreneurial skills needed for the city’s changing economy. Today, Ohio’s foreign-born immigrants number 480, 868 – just 4 percent of the population. The national average is 13 percent. The city’s continued economic success is dependent on its ability to embrace technology and innovation, and compete in a highly skilled global economy. Join us for a conversation on how immigration and international residents can create jobs and influence a vibrant 24/7 Downtown community.
Moderated by Darrell Snipes, Reporter and Producer, WVIZ PBS Ideastream.
John J. Kiru, Executive Director, Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas
Joseph Marinucci, President & CEO, Downtown Cleveland Alliance
Humberto Choi, M.D., Pulmonologist, Cleveland Clinic and Downtown Cleveland Resident
Joe Cimperman, President, Global Cleveland
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