The Contributions of New Americans in Georgia

After decades when states such as California, Florida, and New York attracted the majority of immigrants to the United States, Georgia has emerged in recent years as a major destination for New Americans. As a hub for scientific advancement and the home of major companies like Coca-Cola and UPS, Georgia has quickly been attracting native-born and foreign-born individuals alike in recent years. Between 2010 and 2014, the number of foreign-born residents in the state grew by 5.5 percent—a figure roughly on par with the growth experienced by the immigrant population nationally.

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