Although recent research from the Pew Hispanic Center suggests that the rate of recent immigration to the United States has slowed considerably, other studies clearly show that immigrants make substantial economic contributions to the communities in which they settle.
This report focuses attention on the quantitative economic impact of first-generation, foreign-born individuals on the Omaha-Council Bluffs economy as well as the Nebraska and Iowa state economies in 2010.
Decker, Christopher; Deichert, Jerry; and Gouveia, Lourdes, "The Economic Impact of Latin American & Other Immigrants Iowa, Nebraska and the Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Area" (2012). Latino/Latin American Studies Reports. 6.
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