New research from New American Economy shows that immigrant community members who live in the City of Toledo and Lucas County have partially offset local population loss. The report, New Americans in Toledo and Lucas County, was published in partnership with Welcome Toledo-Lucas County (TLC), a local cross-sector initiative housed in Lucas County, and the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce.
The report highlights the more than $200 million impact that Toledo immigrants make in the community and their contributions in 2017 of more $30 million in federal taxes and more than $19 million in state and local taxes.
The report also illustrates the contributions that immigrants make to Toledo’s economy and its workforce. Immigrants play a major role in key industries that are vital to Toledo’s economic stability. In 2017, they made up 3.7 percent of the area’s population and had an outsize impact on many industries, representing more than 9 percent of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workers, 9 percent of education workers, and nearly 8 percent of workers in construction careers.