March ADC Commerce and Community Conversation

March 27th, 2014 · 7:30 - 9:00am
African Development Center Main Office
1931 South 5th Street
Minneapolis, MN
612-333-4772 · 1-877-232-4775
Registration:   [ x ] Open    [   ] Closed

If you have been fortunate enough to read the impressive and insightful new report from Bruce Corrie and Sarah Radosevich on the complex and substantial positive contributions that the immigrant community provides to the economy of the state of Minnesota. you will understand why the African Development Center is pleased to announce that these will be our lead presenters for this month’s Commerce and Community Conversation.

This report, entitled The Economic Contributions of Immigrants was a recent collaboration from Bruce Corrie, professor at Concordia University, and Sarah Radosevich, policy research analyst with Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. It compiles the most recent data available from federal, state and local sources to describe the multi-dimensional contributions that immigrants make – not only as workers, but as entrepreneurs, consumers, taxpayers, and more.

Obviously, this is important data and analysis related to the work of ADC, and we are thrilled to welcome these experts to speak this month. As always, these events are free and open to the public, but be sure to reserve your seat by registering below.

Dr. Bruce Corrie Dr. Bruce Corrie is Associate Vice President (and former dean of the College of Business) at Concordia University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. As an economist, his new vision on the dynamic power of immigrant and ethnic capital has been well received by audiences ranging from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the Rural Diversity conference to the El Pueblo Hispano and Minnesota Indian Economic Development Fund conferences. Dr. Corrie has compiled data on the many contributions of immigrants and minorities and this data has been used widely and can be found on his website

Sarah Radosevich is the Policy Research Analyst for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, where her work includes quantitative and qualitative research on many policy issues. She holds a Master of Public Policy from the Sanford School at Duke University. Her immigration work includes two years as a paralegal with immigration law firms, volunteer translation and tutoring, and graduate work to assess online resources available to immigrants.


These community discussions were developed as the ADC Business Breakfast Roundtable in 2010 to better facilitate dialogue in our community, connect individuals who otherwise may not cross paths, and to increase knowledge of institutions, systems, laws, tools, etc. for a more informed community. Since its inception, the roundtable has been a great success, drawing together people from all backgrounds and touching on numerous topics – prompting us to rename them ADC Commerce and Community Conversations.

We hope you will contribute to these important discussions by joining us at these events, which are normally held the third Third Thursday of every month. As with all Conversations, this session will be held at the African Development Center Main Office in Minneapolis.

Please sign up, and mark this date on your calendar. We look forward to seeing you there.

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