Atlanta Now Has Second-Fastest Growing Immigrant Population In U.S.


Mayor Kasim Reed and the City of Atlanta’s Office of Immigrant Affairs have launched a new website,, to support Atlanta’s growing immigrant and foreign-born population.

Metropolitan Atlanta boasts the second-fastest growing foreign-born population in the United States. Last year, the City of Atlanta launched the Welcoming Atlanta initiative to bring together city government and community leaders to create a more welcoming and inclusive Atlanta that attracts and retains diverse talent.

“I am proud to announce the launch of the new Office of Immigrant Affairs and Welcoming Atlanta website,” said Mayor Reed. “Inclusiveness is part of Atlanta’s history and culture, and we know that our city is strongest when everyone feels welcomed and supported, and my Office of Immigrant Affairs will provide that support to Atlanta’s foreign-born residents.”

Officials say the Welcoming Atlanta website,, is a tool for all Atlantans, celebrating the contributions of Atlanta’s immigrant and refugee population and serves as a resource to facilitate integration for Atlanta’s foreign-born communities.

SOURCE: On Common Ground News