In mid-August, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and media magnate Rupert Murdoch visited Boston to present a new report on immigration and its impact on the US economy. I covered their visit for the Boston Business Journal.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch are publicly leading a group of prominent business leaders in an effort to push comprehensive immigration reform. In Boston last week, the pair strongly argued that the role of immigrants in starting new businesses and creating jobs is increasing.
Bloomberg and Murdoch are two of nine co-chairs of The Partnership for a New American Economy, a nonpartisan national group of business leaders dedicated to stressing the connection between immigration reform and economic vitality through advocacy and research. The coalition of 450 members includes more than 10 CEOs, venture capitalists and mayors of the largest cities in Massachusetts.