New report about the economic contributions of Minnesotans of Mexican origin to be presented today
A report by Concordia University professor Dr. Bruce Corrie will be released today at the Buenger Education Center, presenting data about the economic contributions of Minnesotans of Mexican origin. This event begins at 2:00 and is open to the public.
Dr. Corrie is a leading expert on the economic contributions of immigrants and minorities. His report, which will contain data from 2007-2013, will also highlight the economic squeeze experienced by this community during the housing crisis and recession, and build on an earlier report from 2008.
Corrie’s report suggests that investing in the Mexican/Minnesotan community is critical to the state’s economic future, and that there is a need to explore the experience of other immigrant and minority communities during and after the recent recession, as some (including the Mexican/Minnesotan community) have yet to recover from this financial situation.
After a summary of the report, Senator Patricia Torres Ray will lead a community conversation about the findings of the study.