Study Says Refugees Pump $88 Million Into Cleveland Economy

Cleveland has proven to be an inclusive and hospitable place for refugees - whether they've been displaced by wars, famine, or persecution. 

In return, refugees have become integrated into this region ---  getting jobs, starting businesses and buying houses.  

Last year their total economic impact was 88 million dollars. 

That's according to a new survey commissioned by the Refugee Services Collaborative of Greater Cleveland and researched by Chmura economics and analytics.  It was  released today. It shows how refugees economic  impact has grown regionally.

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