Georgia Tech to study immigrant communities

The Norcross City Council voted to approve a Georgia Tech School of City and Regional Planning’s request to conduct an immigrant integration project. The study, titled Planning with Immigrant Communities in Norcross, will examine civic engagement and increased community participation as well as economic development and small business growth within the Hispanic/Latino and Asian communities.

The study will evaluate the immigrant community’s needs and strengths from both a residential, and business perspective and report on opportunities for a strategic plan for continued integration of immigrant populations within the city.

Georgia Tech is providing $10,000 toward the study with a request for $15,000 from Norcross and the Gwinnett Village CID to complete the study by the end of May.

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