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A closer look at the Partnership for a New American Economy

Chaaron Pearson on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

This post, authored by Marty Carpenter, appears on the Salt Lake Chamber’s blog.  You can visit the original post here.  Marty and Robin Riggs, both from the Salt Lake Chamber presented last week’s Government Relations Peer-to-Peer call on Immigration – the Utah Compact.

Partnership for a New American Economy from Salt Lake Chamber on Vimeo.

Immigration was the most hotly contested issue in the past legislative session. The Salt Lake Chamber is one of the original signatories of The Utah Compact, a document outlining five guiding principles to guide Utah’s immigration discussion. The first principle of The Utah Compact states that immigration is a federal issue. The Chamber, along with other business, community and religious leaders, supports immigration reform at the national level.

Jeremy Robbins, policy advisor for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, helps manage the Partnership for a New American Economy, a coalition of business leaders and mayors joined to make the economic case for smarter economic reforms.

Robbins spoke to a group of business leaders at the Chamber. He sat down to discuss the goals his organization, the need for national reform and the economic impact of immigration policies.

Read more:
UtahPolicy.com: A closer look at the Partnership for a New American Economy
Deseret News: ‘Smart’ immigration reform would create more American jobs, speaker says
The Salt Lake Tribune: SLC-area mayors are urged to make immigration an economic issue
Chamber Executive: Immigration:  A Business and Chamber Issue
ACCE Policy Clearinghouse Blog: Utah Compact on Immigration

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