Repopulation Efforts Require Communitywide Approach

NILES, Ohio – Efforts to repopulate the Mahoning Valley via immigration will require a communitywide approach, an immigration expert said Thursday morning.

Lee Williams, chief program officer for Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, participated in a keynote panel discussion on repopulation efforts at the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber’s annual Salute to Business Breakfast.

“There has to be a whole community effort,” Williams said. “The only way that resettlement is successful is if the entire community is engaged.”

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