Immigrants Give Minnesota More Than They Take

A recent editorial from the Star Tribune cites research from the U of M on the role of immigration in Minnesota's economic growth.

Schwartz noted that the biggest economic threat Minnesota faces in the next decade is a labor shortage and that immigration can be a key strategy for maintaining growth. That’s the recommendation of a 2017 University of Minnesota study, which notes that maintaining the then-current 0.5 percent rate of annual labor force growth in the next decade would require more than a fourfold increase in arrivals from outside the state.

Read the full editorial in the Star Tribune.