6/23/2021 – Immigrants and refugees accounted for almost 6 percent of population growth in Minneapolis between 2014 and 2019, according to a new research report. And with that growth came more consumers boosting the economy, as well as more employees in key industries. The city of Minneapolis commissioned the study to highlight economic contributions from immigrants and refugees. Researchers and community partners hope the study will help inform local government officials on how to best serve those communities. The Minneapolis Regional Chamber and Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs partnered with New American Economy to create the report.