St. Louis Mosaic Project http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis Looks To Immigrants To Bolster Region http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-looks-immigrants-bolster-region <p>St. Louis city and county lost population in the 2010 census which created big concerns about the region’s future.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In reaction, the area's civic leaders quickly turned their attention to immigrants.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Foreign born residents make up less than 5 percent of the metropolitan area, far below most other major U.S. cities.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://www.stlmosaicproject.org/">St. Louis Mosaic Project</a> came together this last year to address the issue.</span></p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Maria Altman 32445 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Looks To Immigrants To Bolster Region Update: Effort To Make St. Louis Fastest Growing Metro For Immigration By 2020 Progressing http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/update-effort-make-st-louis-fastest-growing-metro-immigration-2020-progressing <p>Earlier this year, St. Louis leaders <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-initiative-aims-spur-st-louis-economic-growth-through-immigration">launched the St. Louis Mosaic Project</a>, an initiative to make the region the fastest growing metro area for immigrants by 2020.</p><p>According to Betsy Cohen, who is managing the project, the St. Louis community is making great strides.</p><p>The goal of the <a href="https://helixcenter.wufoo.com/forms/z7x0a7/">St. Louis Mosaic Ambassador Program</a> is to make the area more welcoming to non-native people.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 22:54:33 +0000 Alex Heuer 31268 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Update: Effort To Make St. Louis Fastest Growing Metro For Immigration By 2020 Progressing In Depth: St. Louis’ New Effort To Become Fastest Growing Metro For Immigration By 2020 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/depth-st-louis-new-effort-become-fastest-growing-metro-immigration-2020 <p>Late last month regional leaders <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-initiative-aims-spur-st-louis-economic-growth-through-immigration">launched the St. Louis Mosaic Project</a>, an initiative to make the region the fastest growing metro area for immigrants by 2020.</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 23:06:16 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 28260 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org In Depth: St. Louis’ New Effort To Become Fastest Growing Metro For Immigration By 2020