World Refugee Day 2017
Individuals from across the globe continue to identify Atlanta as the land of southern hospitality and the birthplace of the civil rights movement. It is not a coincidence that by embodying values of welcoming, inclusion and diversity, Atlanta has risen as the economic engine of the southeast and a competitive player on the global stage.
Welcoming Atlanta, a City of Atlanta initiative, builds upon Atlanta’s proud tradition of inclusion and welcoming by ensuring that our immigrant and refugee neighbors are seamlessly integrated into the fabric of our community as we continue to build a multicultural city that attracts families and businesses from around the world.
Today, Metropolitan Atlanta boasts the second-fastest growing foreign-born population in the United States. The Welcoming Atlanta initiative brings together city government and community leaders to support our newest Atlantans and to ensure that our city remains a global leader in the 21st century. Welcoming Atlanta aims to foster a connected community where all Atlantans can fully participate in civic life, contribute their talents to grow our city’s economy and work together with those entrusted to protect our public safety to make Atlanta a safe and friendly place to live and do business.
Atlanta welcomes the world to be a part of our community.