Author Archive | Nicholas Montalto

(Video) Coalition holds event with the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce to mark the release of a report on the impact of immigration in Mercer County

A new report commissioned by the Coalition in partnership with the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Mercer County Office of Economic Development, underscores the critical role immigrants play in the County’s labor force, business creation, and STEM innovation. Prepared by New American Economy, the report was unveiled at the July 1, 2021, virtual membership meeting of the Princeton Chamber. […]

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(OPINION) America needs a startup visa program to aid entrepreneurs

Moderna, Pfizer, Google, Tesla. These iconic companies are helping to drive the 21st century economy. Collectively they employ hundreds of thousands of Americans. And all were started by immigrants. Their founders also had to overcome unnecessary barriers that have blocked the path of other foreign-born entrepreneurs. We have seen this saga too many times: An […]

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(OPINION) Why Immigration Reform Matters to Local Communities

Being a nation of immigrants isn’t just part of America’s identity, it’s part of the growth engine that’s made us the most powerful and prosperous country in the world.  But today our immigration system is broken and in desperate need of repair.  While for many years, the Chamber has talked about immigration’s national implications, it is foremost a local story. […]

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