New book: Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Cities

My new edited book is finally out! Titled Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Cities: Global Perspectives and published by Springer, it engages the topic from various academic perspectives and theoretical frameworks, on scales ranging from local, to urban, metropolitan, as well as transnational. It covers 16 case study cities from 14 countries, with a particular emphasis onContinue reading “New book: Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Cities”

GIRN is official!

GIRN – Georgia Immigration Research Network is now officially formed with its website hosted by Kennesaw State University. Please check it out here and stay tuned of our activities. Atlanta Studies news story here ūüôā

Welcoming Cities in a Snapshot

Our new report on welcoming cities provides a comprehensive view of their geographic location, timeline, sociodemographic characteristics and policy areas. Please check out our¬†report for the Center for State and Local¬†Finance here¬†.¬†There are also great work on immigrants and community development done by researchers at other Atlanta based universities like¬†GaTech and Kennesaw State. More infoContinue reading “Welcoming Cities in a Snapshot”

Minority- and Immigrant-Owned Businesses in Economy

Two of my recent new publications examine the scale and impact of minority-owned and immigrant-owned businesses in the local and global economy. A report for the Center for State and Local Finance (CSLF) looks at the growing trend of these businesses in the state of Georgia and its role in employment, revenues, payroll, etc. (seeContinue reading “Minority- and Immigrant-Owned Businesses in Economy”

Welcoming Atlanta

During a luncheon at Georgia Terrace Hotel I attended¬†last Tuesday, October 22, Mayor Kasim Reed announced that City of Atlanta will be joining other 21 cities around the country to become a Welcoming City to immigrants. Welcoming Cities and Counties is an iniative of Welcoming America, headquartered in Decatur. Read the Press Release here¬†and checkContinue reading “Welcoming Atlanta”