Foreign-born entrepreneurs

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Midwestern cities donâ??t attract a lot of immigrants, and Indianapolis is no exception.

The weather is uncomfortable and the region has a reputation for close-mindedness â?? not the kind of place where newcomers
want to sink roots.

A recent blog post by a Federal Reserve official shows just
how far short Indianapolis and other Midwestern cities fall when it comes to attracting new blood. In terms of foreign-born
entrepreneurs, Indianapolis isnâ??t even seeing half the rate of activity enjoyed by the nation as a whole.

Considering immigrantsâ?? tendency to hustle for their piece of the American Dream, maybe thatâ??s part of the reason the Midwest
is growing so slowly and in many locales dying.

How do you feel about Indianapolis? Is it welcoming to immigrants?

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