Moving Us Forward: Champaign County Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
10:30am – Noon CDT
Champaign County Chamber of Commerce
303 W. Kirby Ave., Champaign, IL 61820

Please join the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Bibles, Badges and Business Network for a panel discussion in support of common-sense immigration reform. This forum will foster a solutions-oriented conversation among leaders of the local business, agriculture, faith and law enforcement communities at this critical moment in the national debate on immigration reform.

DID YOU KNOW?
• Immigrants are nearly twice as likely as U.S.-born to start new businesses according to analysis of entrepreneurial activities between 1996 and 2008.

• Currently, 75 percent of hired agricultural workers in the United States are foreign born.

• The 2009 purchasing power of Illinois’s Latinos totaled $43.6 billion—an increase of 393.4% since 1990.

• Asian buying power totaled $23.8 billion—an increase of 366% since 1990, according to the Selig Center for Economic Growth at the University of Georgia.

Speakers to include representatives from Tech, Agriculture, Small Businesses, Faith, and Law Enforcement

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