Jack Strauss http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Study: St. Louis needs more immigrants to fuel local economy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/study-st-louis-needs-more-immigrants-fuel-local-economy <p>St. Louis needs more immigrants. That&rsquo;s the gist of <a href="http://www.slcec.com/cmss_files/attachmentlibrary/Economic%20impact%20study%20-%20Immigration1.pdf">a new report</a> from St. Louis University.</p><p>Professor Jack Strauss presented the findings of his study Tuesday to city and county leaders, including St. Louis mayor Francis Slay and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, at a regional economic development conference.</p><p>At about 4.5 percent, Strauss says St. Louis has the lowest rate of immigration among the nation&rsquo;s largest 20 cities.</p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 22:54:40 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3947 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Study: St. Louis needs more immigrants to fuel local economy