Items Tagged with 'Joel Lautenbach'


Leaders developing immigrant integration plan

Gateways for Growth task force launches survey to gauge experiences of 'new Americans.'

April 12, 2019
Local community leaders are working to develop a strategic plan to improve the experiences of immigrants and refugees in Kent County. Read More

Report documents immigrant contributions

Kent County immigrants contributed $3.3 billion to the county’s GDP in 2016.

September 14, 2018
Grand Rapids community leaders agreed making immigrants feel like they belong in Kent County not only is right but is economically smart. Read More

Research eyes impact of refugees, immigrants

Samaritas, city of Grand Rapids and chamber receive challenge award to create ‘welcoming’ city.

October 6, 2017
Thanks to a national initiative in its second year, Grand Rapids will be one of 25 communities getting an assist quantifying the economic contributions of refugees and immigrants. Read More