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City to Host Press Conference Highlighting City's Ranking in New Integration Index

Press conference will include participation of local leaders and marks the launch of the first annual NAE Cities Index

ST. PETERSBURG, FL- To Commemorate Citizenship Day, September 17, 2018, the City of St. Petersburg will host a press conference with the Mayor of St. Petersburg Rick Kriseman to highlight findings of the first annual NAE Cities Index, a new national assessment that shows how effectively cities are integrating immigrants.

The NAE Cities Index examines 31 different policies and practices, as well as 20 different socioeconomic outcomes, to assess cities on their work to integrate newcomers. 

Assessment categories include Government Leadership, Economic Empowerment, Inclusivity, Community, and Legal Support, as well as Job Opportunities, Economic Prosperity, Livability and Civic Participation. Participants in the press conference will be discussing their perspective on Miami’s integration landscape as well as the contributions of immigrants to the local economy. 

WHAT: 

NAE Cities Index Launch: Press Conference

PARTICIPANTS: 

Mayor Rick Kriseman

Deputy Mayor & City Administrator Dr. Kanika Tomalin

St. Pete Restaurateur Som Rattanachane

Jason Mathis, CEO, St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership

J.P. DuBuque, President, St. Petersburg Economic Development Council

DATE: Monday, September 17, 2018

TIME: 11:00 AM ET

LOCATION: St. Petersburg City Hall, 175 5th N. St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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About the New American Economy-

New American Economy (NAE) brings together more than 500 Republican, Democratic and Independent mayors and business leaders who support immigration reforms that will help create jobs for Americans today. NAE’s State and Local Initiatives produces original research and works with local leaders to highlight the economic contributions of immigrants and facilitate immigrant integration. Learn more at www.NewAmericanEconomy.org.

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