One Siouxland Director says growth impossible without immigrants

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (WNAX) – For states and communities in the region to grow, there will need to be more outreach to immigrant communities.

That was the message from Erica DeLeon, Director of One Siouxland, based in the Sioux City area, who spoke to the members of Yankton Area Progressive Growth at their annual meeting.

She says immigrants can have a broad impact on communities.

DeLeon says substantial growth is impossible without immigrants.

DeLeon says communities have to make the effort.

She says the immigrants can add a lot of variety to communities that welcome them.