MIMA focuses on two broad priority areas: economic growth and community well-being.
MIMA seeks to facilitate the development and progress of immigrants and refugees in the workforce and increase their access to entrepreneurial opportunities, thereby meeting the needs of employers and promoting the growth of the city. In addition, MIMA seeks to increase and promote Baltimore’s unique housing opportunities, while promoting safer and stronger neighborhoods.
The priority area of Economic Growth has been further sub-divided into the following areas for further research and action: Workforce Development, Small Business Development, and Housing.
MIMA seeks to enhance the service capacity and receptivity of City agencies, nonprofits, and community-based organizations to better address the needs of immigrants and facilitate inclusion and mutual understanding among immigrant communities, service providers, and receiving communities.
The priority area of Community Wellbeing has been further sub-divided into the following areas for further research and action: Safety, Youth, and Welcome and Diversity.
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