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International Business Affairs Forum
August 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Immigration and the San Diego Economy
Our current economic stability and future growth of our economy largely depends on policies that allow our businesses access to a diverse workforce. We need the exchange of people for new ideas, innovation, and entrepreneurship all of which create new employment opportunities for American workers.
Immigrants represent a significant share of our population and contribute to the economy in many ways
- In 2016, immigrants contributed about 25% to our region’s GDP.
- Immigrants are a critical consumer market for our businesses representing 27.8% of the spending power.
- Half of the Fortune 500 organizations were founded by an immigrant of the child of an immigrant.
- Six million immigrant workers are at the front lines helping communities through the COVID-19 pandemic, and represent 29% of all physicians and 28% of all home health aids.
Our upcoming International Business Affairs Forum will feature a discussion on the economic impact of the immigrant population in San Diego and efforts to advance their civic, social, and economic integration. The meeting will take place virtually on Thursday, August 20th at 10:00am.
About the International Business Affairs Forums
Through the International Business Affairs Forums, the Chamber provides business leaders with the essential knowledge and resources needed to thrive within the binational marketplace. Attendees also have the opportunity to build and strengthen new relationships, exchange ideas, and debate policies that are relevant to the Cali-Baja business community.
Registration is open to Chamber members only. If you are not yet a Chamber member, please contact Joshua Peters, Membership Benefits Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss membership opportunities and attending as a guest.
Date: August 20th, 2020
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am