Study Shows Local Immigrants Are Mostly Tax-Paying Entrepreneurs Not Using Social Services
ALEXANDRIA, VA–The City of Alexandria has released New Americans in Alexandria, a comprehensive and easy to read report detailing the economic contributions of immigrants in Alexandria, the role they play in the local labor force, and their participation in recent population growth. (Click on the highlighted link above to see whole report.)
The report was compiled by New American Economy (NAE) in partnership with the City’s Workforce Development Center and the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership. In 2017, Alexandria was one of 25 U.S. communities selected to receive NAE’s Gateways for Growth Award to provide tailored research on contributions of immigrants. Alexandria was selected based on a strong commitment from local government, business and civil society partners in recognizing and highlighting the contributions immigrants make, and concrete strategies and recommendations needed to maximize these contributions.
For more information about the economic contributions of immigrants in Alexandria, visit alexandriava.gov/DCHS.
For more information about the City of Alexandria’s Workforce Development Center, visit alexandriava.gov/WorkforceDevelopment.