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Articles: New Arkansas Report Analyzes Growth of Marshallese and Immigrant Populations

Contributed by YokweOnline on Jan 08, 2013 - 07:09 AM

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A new report released today analyzes the demographics and economic impact of immigrants in Arkansas, including the Marshallese population. The State has had significant population growth over the past ten years.

The three-volume report, A Profile of Immigrants in Arkansas 2013, will be released on Tuesday, January 8 at 10:00 a.m. CST at  press conferences at WRF in Little Rock,  the Jones Center in Northwest Arkansas, and via live stream on the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation website

REPORT PAGE: A Profile of Immigrants in Arkansas

This new report updates the 2007 study of the same name.

Arkansas had the  fourth fastest rate of immigrant population growth from 2000 to 2010 with immigrants making a significant economic contributions to the state, reports the Foundation.

During the press conferences, the researchers will present the findings from the study and community and business leaders will talk about how the data can be used to discuss immigration in Arkansas in multiple sectors.

 Release from the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
www.wrfoundation.org

- Yokwe Online January 8, 2012

 
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