March 23, 2017 | By Brian Hanson, Sara McElmurry, Rob Paral

Deep Dish: The Immigrant Consumer-Producer

Populations across Midwest metros are either shrinking or experiencing slowing growth rates, especially in prime working-age adults. But influxes of immigrants are helping offset those declines. Immigration expert Sara McElmurry and expert demographer Rob Paral break down a new report from the Council about these changing demographics in and discuss how to harness this growth in a politically sensitive time.

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