International Institute http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Study Shows Immigration May Boost St. Louis Economy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/study-shows-immigration-may-boost-st-louis-economy-0 <p>A Saint Louis University economist thinks he has found a key to growth for St. Louis.</p><p>Professor Jack Strauss presented his findings this afternoon from an economic study that shows a direct correlation between an increasing immigrant population and economic growth. The study was originally released in June.</p><p>He says he thinks it is likely that the city’s economic slump is partly due to a dwindling number of immigrants living in the area. Four and a half percent of St. Louis’ population is foreign. In other large cities, that number is closer to 18 percent. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 23:42:52 +0000 Tina Eaton 5514 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Study Shows Immigration May Boost St. Louis Economy