SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – San Antonio has been awarded a grant to develop a pro-immigrant plan.

Kate Brick at the New American Economy tells us the Alamo City is one of 13 communities to receive the grant.

“We’re going to be giving San Antonio research that, for the first time, looks at exactly what the economic impact of immigrants are to the city. How they’re driving economic growth.”

Brick says they will also work with the city to develop a plan to be more inclusive of everyone in the city.

“We already know that immigrants make up 12% of the city’s population. We know how many millions of dollars they contribute to the economy. This grant helps make sure that impact is reaching it’s full potential.”

The city had to apply for the grant.

“One of the reasons San Antonio was selected was due to the clear demonstration of leadership. Not only from the Mayor’s office but from the business community.”

Bowling Green, Kentucky; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Charlotte, North Carolina; Flint, Michigan; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Lexington, Kentucky; Lowell, Massachusetts; Memphis, Tennessee; Northern Kentucky; Roanoke, Virginia; Toledo-Lucas County, Ohio; and Wayne County, Michigan, were also given awards.

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