Leading to prosperity through immigration: The St. Louis Mosaic Project

In this era of indiscriminate immigrant bashing, taking a moment to get the facts straight seems like a good idea. The Mosaic Project in St. Louis, derived from research done in 2013 and 2014 about the devastating economic consequences from severe population declines in the “rust belt” of the US, has documented that immigrants are 60% more likely to start a business, 130% more likely to have an advanced degree, 44% more likely to be college educated and 3 times more likely to be high skilled than the average American worker. So, the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership sanctioned and funded the birth of the Mosaic Project to determine, design and run programs necessary to turbo-charge St. Louis’s economic development through immigration. Hear the organization’s executive director describe the innovative programs they have developed and funded to do this.